How Durban affected Wits against Bucs


Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has expressed his opinion on playing home matches in Durban.

The Clever Boys played a home fixture at Moses Mabhida Stadium for the first time on Saturday as they beat Orlando Pirates 4-3 in a gripping contest.

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But a frustrated Hunt, despite the result, couldn't hide how he feels about moving their home fixtures from Bidvest Stadium.

"It's very difficult when you're [just] getting by as a club, obviously you're bound by the boundaries of what's happening, so obviously our stadium of 40 years suddenly is a problem," Hunt said.

"I don't understand that. I've been playing for over 30 years so I don't understand that, so yeah, but obviously the rest takes care."

Hunt says sometimes in South African football everyone knows everything besides the game, which tends to be difficult for coaches and they don't have a choice but to follow orders.

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"When you play against a club like Orlando Pirates, I mean wherever they go in South Africa they have support. It's very difficult for us to come here because we're actually visitors here, we were on the back foot straight away," he said.

"You know I can't control those type of things, I always say in South Africa everybody knows the rules and everything, but people do not know the game. The game is the most important thing sometimes.

"We are a small team, if it means we must play in a 3 000-seater stadium we must play there, obviously I don't know the technicalities."

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When Wits announced their fixture against Pirates it was not clear whether that would be the only fixture moved to Durban but according to sources, the club and stadium have reached an agreement to bring more matches to the venue.

Hunt is not sure how many games will be played in Durban and insists he does not support the decision.

"I'm not sure going forward, I'm not sure it will be guided by management," he added.

"I don't think so, I don't think any team in the world, I'm sure if Orlando Pirates say they're going move their home games to Cape Town they've still got support there but they're not going to be happy with that.

"We're a small team but must play where we're comfortable. It is what it is."

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