JOHANNESBURG – The PSL’s decision to deny Bidvest Wits hosting the “big three” at Bidvest Stadium was due safety concerns but that could very well serve as an ample boost for their campaign.
Having lost out on the Premiership title by five points to Mamelodi Sundowns last season, Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt bemoaned how their biggest frailty was being clumsy at home, a dismal state of affairs for a place that was supposed to be their fortress.
They Clever Boys have, however, proven to be good travellers as they’ve bagged six of their nine-point tally on the road this season, while the fact that they were also humiliated 3-0 by SuperSport United at home in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 shows why they are better off away their Braamfontein stadium.
So bank on them taking advantage of the PSL’s ruling - of playing their home matches against Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns away from home until the security measures are met and renovations are done at Milpark - against Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium tomorrow night (8:15pm).
Hunt’s men are third in the Premiership standings with eight points, two adrift of pacesetters Kaizer Chiefs.