Johannesburg – Following their 1-1 Premiership draw with AmaZulu at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday, Wits coach Gavin Hunt says his side is short of players.
“We'll get better as we go along, especially when we get more players back fit,” Hunt said after the match.
“We have to be better with the final ball, there were a lot of situations which should have been better handled.”
Wits dominated the match and, with a solid back four, looked like favourites to score a winner as the sides headed to the break goalless.
But, a 63rd minute goal from AmaZulu's Nkosinathi Mthiyane wrestled the impetus from the clutches of The Clever Boys.
It took a stoppage time goal from Getaneh Gibeto to rescue a point for the hosts and avoid a loss at home.
Hunt credited AmaZulu for pouncing when they had the chance to take the lead.
“They had one chance and they scored. We had a lot of opportunities, especially in the first half. There were also times when we should have scored and it was blown offside. There was just no rhythm to the game tonight.”
AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee said that, under the circumstances, the draw felt like a loss.
“I think any team in the world would be gutted to have the match finish like that. The boys worked their socks off and we never lost the game, but the draw felt like a loss quite frankly.”
AmaZulu collected 10 points from their five outings, and before a round of games on Wednesday evening, found themselves second on the log.
Rosslee credited his side's log position to the work ethic of his charges.
“It's a testament to the boys where we are on the log. They worked really hard today. When you come up against a quality side like Wits, who have some fantastic players all around the park, they play a certain style of football that makes it difficult for the opposition.
“The effort was outstanding, and to score the goal we scored was fantastic.” – Sapa