Cape Town - Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt
praised the goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns as a fantastic result
and said he will continue giving youth a chance.
Hunt started 17-year-old Molahlehi Khunyedi at Loftus Versfeld on
Tuesday and brought on 18-year-old Rouwan Human in the second half as
Wits held on for a point despite playing the last 34 minutes with only
The Wits boss was delighted with what he saw from his youngsters and
revealed that he will continue giving youth players opportunities in the
"Yeah, fantastic result you know I mean, the game was even certainly
when it was 11 v 11 and obviously when we were a man down they pushed
their full-backs right in us, right on top of us," Hunt told SuperSport
"You know they'll always have the ball but we had a great chance, the
youngster, if he had just held his line he would have been in on the
right side, great energy, I mean he's got a big future. So ja,
compliment to all the players, fantastic result.
"And I will say, you gotta grind this sort of results sometimes, all compliments to the players, they were magnificent.
"We changed the shape today, we played a different shape, we tried to
give ourselves more of a chance and we did. But obviously a lot of
18-year old boy upfront [Molahlehi Khunyedi], a 17-year old coming on in
midfield [Rowan Human], that's what we're about. I'll keep doing it.
"I've done it for the last 30 years, the most important thing in
football, keep producing the young boys, there's big opportunities for
them at our club, I'll keep putting them next week and the week to come.
I've got another one coming next week, so it bodes well for the future.
"If you had said to me at the beginning of the season, 13 games, 27
points, I would have cut your hand and taken it. So we're right in there
with the squad we've got. We gonna go to Egypt now on Thursday, we'll
back, play Wednesday. It's crazy.
"With what we've got, they are digging in, they showed me they've got
grit, we just haven't got a little bit of quality in the front third,
the boy will come in this week, he'll make a big difference to our team.
One or two youngsters, who knows where we can [end up]. We've got no
ambitions to... we just worry about the next game and the next game.
"With the size of the squad, what we've got, I think we're punching above our weight, we always have and we always will."
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