DURBAN - While defending PSL champions Bidvest Wits hope to kick on from the weekend’s Telkom Knockout triumph, their coach Gavin Hunt believes the advantage rests with Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United.
Injuries, suspensions and players performing below their potential are some of the factors Hunt reckons places them on the back foot in defence of the title. From 11 league outings the Students have just two victories and nine points.
Saturday night’s cup success against Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban, courtesy of a last minute goal from substitute Vincent Pule, wasn’t vintage Wits and Hunt conceded that “the game could have gone either way.”
“The four games that we won in the cup, if we’d won them in the league we’d be on top of the league; that’s how crazy it is at the moment," Hunt said. “In the league the team at the top doesn’t even have two points a game.
"We are 10 points behind with a game in hand; we’re bottom and they’re top. It’s crazy. I don’t think many teams are going to get over 60 points. SuperSport can and Sundowns can because they have good positions in the league and they’ve got the squads. The rest of us will try to catch up.”