Absa Premiership

Hunt doesn't want Bafana job... for now

2016-10-05 18:45
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes that he is still too young to be the national team head coach.

This is coming after his side won the MTN8 Cup in emphatic style with a 3-0 thumping of Mamelodi Sundowns at the Mbombela Stadium.

“I am still young to be the national team coach,” he told journalists as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

“I don't think I am ready at the moment to take up such a big job. Besides I haven't heard anything from anyone concerning the national team job.”

Hunt has been in the this position before when rumours started to surface that he will replace current Bafana Bafana coach, Shakes Mashaba. The rumour began after Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Sport24 reported back in May that Wits will appoint Gordon Igesund as coach with Hunt replacing the underperforming Mashaba at the time.

However, days later South Africa Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble buried reports that Hunt has been earmarked to replace Mashaba.

"None of us... normally I would just say 'no comment' but none of us have ever even been in a conversation with Gavin Hunt about becoming a coach in the national set-up," Mumble said.

Meanwhile, Hunt’s main focus is continue to build a competitive team and reiterates that the Bafana Bafana job is not on his mind.

“At the moment the focus is on building a competitive team here at Wits and see to it that we don't lose focus after winning the MTN8,” Hunt explained.

“The Bafana job is not on my mind right now. You know every coach has those ambitions but I am still very young and that's not my thought process at the moment.”

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