Away matches worry Hunt


Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has raised his concerns on playing their home matches away from their usual Bidvest Stadium.

Wits’ recent home matches have been moved from the Braamfontein precinct to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban as well as Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

The Clever Boys will host Cape Town City at the Soweto venue in the only Absa Premiership match on Friday night at 20:00.

“You know we don’t play at home so it’s a problem for us. We are playing at Dobsonville because our field has a problem. I don’t know (when Bidvest Stadium will be ready) I don’t know, our results have been good at home,” Hunt said.

“I think we are unbeaten away we have never lost a game away from home, well ‘home’ you know. We have only lost 2 games at Bidvest stadium so yeah.”

Wits have temporarily moved some of their home matches to Durban this season, after the PSL deemed their stadium unsuitable for large crowds and the installation of new sprinklers in November.

On playing catch up to log Leaders Kaizer Chiefs, Hunt said he would have preferred the situation to be the other way around.

“I’d rather have 5 games ahead than 5 games behind, it doesn’t help you because you are a little bit under pressure but we must not take away from the fact that we got points from less games and we are really up there. You know what I am saying? And I have changed the mindset to make sure that we don’t worry about how many games to catch up, we don’t worry about that, we worry about the next game.”

The students are 4th on the log, 14 points behind Chiefs but Wits have 3 games in hand.

By Ofhani Munyai

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