Absa Premiership

Hunt lauds 'huge character'

2015-02-11 15:14
Wits coach Gavin Hunt (File)

Cape Town - Gavin Hunt admits he was delighted to see Bidvest Wits return from the lengthy Africa Cup of Nations break with their fitness still intact following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Maritzburg United.

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The Students fell behind to Mohammed Anas's thunderbolt drive after 18 minutes at the Harry Gwala Stadium this week, but Thulani Hlatshwayo and debutant Fikru Tefera found a response to turn the game around and secure the three points.

And, with this week's match marking the first since the Premiership went on break towards the end of December last year, Hunt was pleased to see his side retain their sharpness over the last two months.

"I thought we showed huge character tonight after we got down and Maritzburg United were very committed as they also do here," said Hunt, whose side strengthened their grip on third, while remaining below second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns on goal difference.

"The pace was huge. It is very difficult for players: in the last two years, we had CHAN and now we had the [Africa] Nations Cup - these breaks have been big and it is very difficult for players to pick up match fitness which we had in November and December, and I thought we were excellent at times and played some good football.

"These breaks have been ridiculous and it is unfortunate for the players."

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