Hunt explains Chabangu snub

2015-08-07 08:51
Lerato Chabangu (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt opted against signing Lerato Chabangu because of the excess of players in his position.

Chabangu trained with Wits for several weeks in a bid to secure a permanent stay after parting ways with relegated Moroka Swallows.

Hunt explained that the winger's age had unfortunately worked against him.

"I feel sorry for Lerato, because he trained with us. I and the club just felt that we need to give our youth a chance," Hunt told KickOff.

"It's unfortunate, because we're in a position where we have Paseka Sekese (21), Phakamani Mahlambi (17), Mosiatlhage Abednego (20) and Vincent Pule (23), and they all play in the same area."

Veteran midfielder Brent Carelse found himself in the same boat as Chabangu.

"Brent trained with us in Cape Town, but he's in the same situation. I mean, I'd love to have Brent and Lerato because they're clever, they know what to do."

Read more on:    bidvest wits  |  psl  |  gavin hunt  |  lerato chabangu  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.