Hunt feeling lonelier without Ferreira

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Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admits he was sad to see long-time ally Jose Ferreira leave the club.

Ferreira was released from his position as chief executive of the club through a mutual agreement last month, but remains a “consultant and adviser” to the Clever Boys.

Hunt and Ferreira (then SuperSport United COO) worked together at Matsatsantsa winning three Absa premiership trophies.

The pair reunited at the Wits in 2013 and went on to win a historic Absa Premiership title for Wits after 96 years of the clubs’ existence.

Hunt says life has to carry on with or without Ferreira by his side.

“Look what happened at the club has nothing to do with me – it was between him (Ferreira) and the Chairman,” Hunt said.

“It’s obviously very sad to see him go because we won lots of trophies together, so it was disappointing, but life goes on but yah I am disappointed, but it is what it is.

“I’ve got what I have got, haven’t I? I haven’t bought one player so me fighting way above the weight, so we are doing very well. I mean we got 21 players and other teams have 35, but I only have 21 players.

“The team is not struggling financially; the policy was just not to buy players so that was the policy this season. Right now, we are second on the league with two games in hand so we should go top, Oh my Goodness.”

Wits were eliminated from the Telkom Knockout last 16 round after losing 3-1 to Maritzburg United in a penalty shoot-out.

By Ofhani Munyai

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