Cape Town - Wits coach Gavin Hunt is looking to build momentum for their Absa Premiership title challenge by reaching a second successive Telkom Knockout
Hunt's side lifted the TKO trophy last year after beating
Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the final and they are bidding to become only the
second club to defend the title in the competition's history.
The Clever Boys booked a semi-final date with Baroka in the
2018 edition courtesy of a 2-1 win over Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala
Stadium on Saturday.
Wits are flying high in the league and hold a one-point lead
over Orlando Pirates with a game in hand, and Hunt has welcomed their cup run
as they will once play once in the top flight this month due to the
"If you get knocked out of the Telkom Cup (in the first
round), you don't play football for two months. (However), we have another game
now," he was quoted as saying by IOL website.
"After the FIFA break, there's been a bit of
continuity. The cup is a greater leveller in South Africa or anywhere else in
the world because you'll get some upsets."
Next up for the Braamfontein outfit is a home clash against
Celtic on Saturday, while they face Black Leopards, Golden Arrows, Bakgaga and
Chippa United in the league before the festive break.