Hunt holds back on Chiefs target

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt had to hold his words back when asked about one of his reported targets for next season scoring against them but refusing to celebrate.

Chiefs were made to fight for a point in their DStv Premiership encounter at home to Stellenbosch FC on Tuesday evening as they played to a 2-2 draw.

The hosts had to come from behind twice, first after Nathan Sinkala's header inside the final 20 minutes and then again through Phathutshedzo Nange's header 10 minutes from full-time.

However, despite the significance of the goal, Nange refused to break out in celebration with his teammates, and was seen to be showing respect to Amakhosi – his reported destination next season.

Scroll through the gallery above to see a recap of Tuesday's action

Asked about the gesture after the game, Hunt was reluctant to reveal his thoughts on the decision of the 29-year-old midfielder, who trained at The Village prior to Chiefs' transfer ban appeal being dismissed by the CAS last year.

"I don't know... I mean, I know how to answer it but I'm not going to answer it – I know what to say," said the former Bidvest Wits mentor.

"Ja, he's a good boy. We've come a long way, so ja. It doesn't [matter], whoever scores, but I mean, ja, it is what it is."

Nange signed a one-year deal with Stellenbosch at the start of the season and is believed to be set for a reunion with Hunt at the Soweto giants next season.

In his own defence, the former Black Leopards midfield workhorse explained why he chose not to celebrate, not only against Chiefs but also against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC.

"I didn't celebrate when I scored against TTM with Dylan either. It's a respect thing. I don't celebrate against former coaches," he said via Stellies' official Twitter account.

Kaizer Chiefs' transfer list leaked

Gamildien to Chiefs as good as done

Ngcobo salvages a point for Chiefs

comments