Absa Premiership

Why Wits will win the PSL title

2014-08-06 11:53
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Gavin Hunt's Bidvest Wits side will prove the biggest threat to SA's 'Big 3' of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in this year's much anticipated Premier Soccer League title race.

Third-placed finishers in last year's campaign, the astute Hunt - touted by many as the best coach in South Africa and unlucky not to have landed the Bafana Bafana role - will have done his homework in the off-season, establishing where The Students need to improve their game.

The Clever Boys boast last season's Player of the Year in captain Sibusiso Vilakazi and have recruited wisely in the transfer market, landing goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez.

The retirement of veteran defender Matthew Booth may have left a void in their defence, but they've moved to fill that gap with the signing of Buhle Mkhwanazi from Tuks.

Wits open their season against Hunt's former club, SuperSport United, before hosting win-able matches against the University of Pretoria and AmaZulu - which should see the Clever Boys off to a flying start.

Wits haven't secured any silverware since winning the 2010 Nedbank Cup - but this WILL be their year as domestic league champions!

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