Cape Town - Bidvest
Wits midfielder Granwald Scott says he received a boost by being handed
the captain's armband for the 2-0 win over Mauritian side Pamplemousses
in the CAF Champions League last Saturday.
Scott made his first start since
playing against Ajax Cape Town in early December as he has been battling
with an ankle injury.
Regular skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo took no part
in the preliminary round first leg tie this past weekend at the BidVest
Stadium in Johannesburg.
The 30-year-old said being handed the
captaincy by coach Gavin Hunt was unexpected: "It was kind of a
surprise because we had our vice-captain (Buhle Mkhwanazi) in the
starting line-up, but the coach knows what he’s doing.
"I think it's also about trying to get my confidence up, especially
having come back from injury, because it's often difficult to come back
when the team is doing well.
"There’s quite a few midfielders that’s training to be in contention
for selection, so the captain’s armband and the victory certainly helped
my confidence a bit."
Speaking about the victory over the Mauritian Premier League
champions, he added: "It was quite difficult after 60 minutes and, even
though the opposition wasn’t that competitive, I feel we should have had
eight or nine goals.
"But I’m happy to have at least gotten 90 minutes under my belt, and it feels good to be back in contention again."