Cape Town - Although he failed to break into the
first team at Orlando Pirates, Gift Motupa holds no grudge against the
side he will face with Bidvest Wits on Wednesday.
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Motupa was twice loaned out to Baroka FC from Pirates, and although
he impressed with Bakgaga, there was to be no room for him at the Sea
He has now moved on to the Clever Boys and got his stint under Gavin
Hunt off to a fine start, scoring against Kaizer Chiefs in his second
game for the Students.
"I can't say that I see my time at Pirates as a failure because I
learned a lot and grew myself as a footballer," Motupa said, according
"If I didn't go to Pirates then I wouldn't be where I am now, so that
means it happened for a reason. Of course I would have liked to have
played more but I am not bitter at all."
Wits head into Wednesday's clash at Orlando Stadium in fine form,
having beaten Free State Stars 3-0 in their opening league fixture and
then downed Amakhosi 3-1 at FNB Stadium.
After a dismal 2017/18 campaign, the champions of the season before
appear to be back to their best. Motupa's fellow new signing, Deon
Hotto, is happy with the way he and his fellow recent acquisitions have
"We have a quality bunch of players who are motivated for the season.
As new players we have done well to hit the ground running," Hotto
Wits currently top the Premiership table on goal difference ahead of
Bloemfontein Celtic, the only other team which has yet to drop points.