Absa Premiership

Hunt: The whole team was magnificent

2016-10-03 07:41
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach coach Gavin Hunt was happy for his players who won their first title as they triumph against Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 Cup final on Saturday.

The Clever Boys thrashed Pitso Mosimane's charges 3-0 after a brace from Daine Klate and an Eleazar Rodgers strike at a wet the Mbombela Stadium.

The victory was the first piece of silverware since Hunt took over the university club in 2013.

It had not been for a lack of trying for Hunt after losing 3-1 in the Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates in 2014.

"The whole team was magnificent. It's a great occasion for the club. I've won trophies before and some of these guys haven't won but it's a start," Hunt told SuperSport.

"I've been here three, four years now and we've built a little team here so we have to keep feeding it, keep feeding it, keep nursing it and keep working on it and keep trying to get the right players.

"I thought we were very good. I thought in the first-half we had two or three great chances to make it three or four nil and then it would have been over.

"I just set up the team and try and play the best way we can play against opposition who are a very good side and certainly I wish them well [for the CAF Champions League final].

"I set up the team each week for how I feel we need to play in a certain game or whatever we need to do."

Read more on:    bidvest wits  |  mtn8 final  |  psl  |  gavin hunt  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.