Absa Premiership

Klate credits Wits' team effort for title success

2017-05-22 22:02
Daine Klate (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Bidvest Wits veteran winger Daine Klate has extended his praises to the hard working Clever Boys following their first ever Absa Premiership title, stating that all his team-mates came to the party and worked together as a unit to achieve their dream.

The Students clinched the top flight championship following their 2-0 triumph over Polokwane City at the Bidvest Stadium last week, much to the delight of the Port Elizabeth-born midfielder.

The PSL’s most decorated player with a total of six Absa Premiership medals in his cabinet has insisted that individuals do not deserve to be singled out for criticism and praise due to the fact that football is a team sport.

“I am happier at the moment for Bidvest Wits. We all play for the badge and it’s a fantastic feeling to be crowned champions,” said Klate.

“We have worked extremely hard over the past two seasons. This club have been trying for the past four seasons, coming close even last season with no luck.

“But this season we managed to do it and credit must go to the management team, technical team, the players and the whole club. I’m happy for the team.

“Obviously we never relied on one individual because we were playing as a team throughout the season. Everyone came to the party and that’s a true mark of champions.

“We know individuals don’t get praise but the club must get all the praise. So we can’t single out one player for the team success.”

Prior to guiding Wits to the 2016/17 title, the 32-year-old had previously won the league five times.

Klate was part of the SuperSport United league winning team, under Gavin Hunt as well, on three occasions during the 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons before moving on to win it twice in a row with Orlando Pirates back in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

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