PSL

Hunt foresees tighter PSL title race

2016-08-17 19:00
Gavin Hunt (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes challengers to the Premiership title have reloaded for the new season which will make life difficult for champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

The dominant Brazilians cruised to the Premiership title with a 14-point winning margin after accumulating a record 71 points.

Hunt is convinced that the championship race will be tighter in the upcoming season, with the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates having bolstered their squads.

"I think the points total will never be the same again from Sundowns," Hunt told KickOff.

"I think everybody will be stronger and will take points from each other. Where last year, Chiefs and Pirates were poor.

"They never took points from Sundowns like they normally do. So I think the points total will be lower this year. I don't think they will get as many like they got last year.

"Look at SuperSport signings, they spent a fortune. Chiefs will be better and so will be Pirates. I think we are also better, but we must turn it into points."

The university club will face Kaizer Chiefs in their season opener at the Bidvest Stadium on August 23.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  bidvest wits  |  psl  |  gavin hunt  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Cape Town City FC v Free State Stars, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Wits v Chippa United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Baroka FC, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Maritzburg United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.