Absa Premiership

Hunt: Wits don't have financial problems

2019-10-21 10:14
Gavin Hunt
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt insists the team's relatively small squad of players is not down to financial constraints.

The Clever Boys have been reluctant to spend money in the transfer market in recent years, preferring to bring in free agents instead, and Hunt admits it's difficult to make do with a small squad.

"Well, I have got what I got. Isn't it? We bought one player. We are fighting and we are doing very well with the players that I got... with those 21 players. Everybody else has 35 players but I've got 21 players," Hunt told the media.

However, he has revealed that the club's decision to limit spending is not due to a lack of funds.

Asked whether the decision not to bring in more players was due to financial considerations, Hunt responded: "No, we are not struggling financially. The policy was not to buy any players. So, that was the policy this season."

Despite Hunt's modest squad, Wits have found great success on the pitch so far this season.

They have won five of their opening six Absa Premiership encounters and sit second in the standings, four points adrift leaders Kaizer Chiefs and with two games in hand to close the gap.

"Right now, we are second on the log with two games in hand. We should go top (of the PSL log)," added Hunt.

Wits will take on Hunt's former club SuperSport United on 8 November in their next league outing.

Meanwhile, the Students are set to turn their focus to the CAF Confederations Cup this weekend as they travel to Mozambique to take on UD Songo.

Kick-off is on Sunday at 15:00.

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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