Absa Premiership

Wits backing Hunt amid dip in form

2017-10-18 12:32
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira says that Gavin Hunt's job is safe and that the club does not 'react to temporary bad form'.

The defending league champions have endured a terrible start to the new season and they lie second from bottom on the table with just one win in seven matches.

They also failed to defend their MTN8 title after crashing out to Cape Town City in the first round.

As a result of the poor start, there has been unsubstantiated speculation in the media that head coach Hunt's job could be under threat.

But Ferreira has categorically stated such talk is way off the mark.

"We don't do things like that at the club. We don't react to temporary bad form. Gavin has just won us the league for the first time in the club's history. He also won the MTN8," Ferreira told The Star.

"We are not even talking about firing the coach. Gavin still has many years with us. We will only consider offers for Gavin if he is wanted by Bafana Bafana. At the moment they still have a coach who is good for the country in Stuart Baxter."

Wits next travel to the Peter Mokaba Stadium On Sunday where they face the in-form team in the league in Baroka FC who sit at the summit of the standings.

Kick off is at 15:30.

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