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Hunt wants a 'culture of winning' at Wits

2016-09-19 20:00
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Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes that in order for the Clever Boys to create a "culture of winning" they need to reach Cup finals regularly.

The former SuperSport United mentor showed his intent by not resting any of his big name players in their MTN8 second-leg semi-final against Cape Town City FC.

City held the university club to a goalless draw at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening, but Hunt’s charges advanced to the final with a 3-0 aggregate win.

It was a match where Wits could have easily scored a number of goals, but the goal post denied Frank Mhango in the first half with Eleazar Rodgers also missing from close range.

Hunt was not over the moon with his sides performance, but admitted that he was satisfied with securing a spot in the final.

Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have often over the years won matches without performing at their best.

The 52-year-old Hunt was questioned on whether Wits are starting to wins games because of their growing status in the PSL.

“When you go to football clubs and they got a culture of winning, like a Chiefs or Pirates or Sundowns it becomes easier, you don’t have to play that well,” Hunt said.

“I was at a club (SuperSport United) who experienced cups and you win games when you not really at your best.

“We need to be winning things and we need to be challenging. So the three years that I’ve been here we’ve been right up there for the league.

“Certainly, we need to get into these situations a little bit more and try and create that kind of atmosphere and that environment like every other club.

“We need to get into more finals, once we get into more finals then you never know.”

Wits will find out who they will face in the final when Mamelodi Sundowns meet Chippa United in their second-leg semi-final clash on Wednesday.

Their first-leg finished goalless.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Wits face PSL newcomers Baroka FC in an Absa Premiership clash at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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