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Emotional Hunt 'incredibly proud' of Wits players

2017-05-18 09:11
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Gavin Hunt struggled to contain his emotions as he talked of the "unbelievable" experience of leading Bidvest Wits to their first ever Premiership title.

The Clever Boys defeated Polokwane City 2-0 at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday to be crowned league champions after Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a 2-2 draw by Maritzburg United.

On 60 points from their 29 matches played, Wits, claimed top honours with a game to spare.

"We’ve done well away as well, but it’s a culmination of hard work. It wasn’t easy... Yoh! Can’t really talk much," said Hunt after the final whistle, the now four-time league champion told SuperSport TV

He added that it took time to make his mark on the side, having joined from SuperSport United, where he won three successive titles.

"When I first came here, I looked at this squad and I said that I didn’t think the team was good enough. And I’ve been here for four years now - third, third, second and now champions!

"So, it’s taken a long time to try and overhaul the team, change everything - change the mentality, how we want to do it, how we want to play.

"It takes time, and for a club like Bidvest Wits to win the league is unbelievable.

"I had so many players who phoned me this morning, guys who are legends of the club. It’s a great achievement."

Hunt also praised title-rivals Mamelodi Sundowns for pushing his side all the way.

"Tough luck on Sundowns. It’s been a tough race and we wish them well. They are the African champions and that is our inspiration, where we want to get to."

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