Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt said the transfer rumours circulating around Sibusiso Vilakazi have had no impact on the player's focus.
The South African international had been strongly linked with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns, but the transfer window slammed shut on Monday, August 31 with the player still at the Bidvest Stadium.
Hunt has since revealed that he himself was never overly concerned by the rumours of a move away, and praised the forward for never losing focus throughout the ordeal.
"You know, it was the clubs and the media blowing the matter and we never panicked about it," Hunt told Goal website.
"I do not think the speculation affected the player and he has always been focused on his job."
Hunt was pleased Wits were able to get their business done early on in the transfer window and therefore did not have to make any panicked decisions later on.
"We did our business in time and got all the players we needed earlier," he added.
The Clever Boys were knocked out of the MTN8 semi-final by Ajax Cape Town over the weekend, but Hunt is happy he can now focus on their performances in the Premiership.
"There is still a lot to play for so it's not that bad," he said about the MTN8 disappointment.
Wits' next assignment is an away trip to University of Pretoria in two weeks time on September 12, with domestic action on hold this weekend for the FIFA international break.