Absa Premiership

Hunt admits Gamal still adapting to PSL

2017-10-31 07:52
Amr Gamal.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says two-goal Telkom Knockout winner Amr Gamal is still finding his feet in South African football after his arrival from Egypt.

Currently on loan from eight-time CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly, Gamal has notched two Premiership goals for the Students this season.

And on Saturday night he helped lift what has been a rough start to the campaign for the defending league champions with two crucial goals in Wits' 4-2 extra-time win over Free State Stars in the TKO first round.

Hunt, however, says that apart from the language barrier, a big difference between the South African and Egyptian leagues has given the 26-year-old big challenges to overcome.

"In the Egyptian league, the ball moves faster than the players. Here the players move faster than the ball, so you have to run here," Hunt told the Star.

"But he's got the right qualities. I mean he can't understand English. He looks at me and doesn't know what I am talking about.

"I am trying to show him on the training ground that there's a totally different way of playing here."

Wits next welcome Chippa United to the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night in a PSL clash with Hunt's men aiming to move up the league table.

Kick off is at 19:30.

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