Hunt: Sundowns are not in our league


Chippa United coach Gavin Hunt is aware of the mammoth task his men are facing in their next Dstv Premiership encounter, as they prepare to host defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

‘The Chilli Boys’ humbled newcomers Sekhukhune United 1-0 in their own backyard at Makhulong Stadium on Saturday to open the league on a high note.

They will be hoping to emulate that kind of performance, which made Hunt happy when they host Sundowns at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Hunt is aware of the pedigree of their next opponents and he believes they have their work cut out against Sundowns.

“It’s a bit of an unfair fight, isn’t? Look at us, look at them we’ll just approach this game the best way we can. We gonna try and do the best we can, obviously, Sundowns is not in our league. We are another league, they are far better than us.”

“But we’ll be committed, that’s all we can ask from the players We’ll be organised and have a go,” argued Hunt.

The former three-time league-winning coach is pleased with his team’s display in the first match, as he believes his players applied themselves properly.

“We held our shape nicely, we created a good few chances, we were certainly a better team. We had a good possession of the ball, when we wanted to and when we had to defend we defended. So that was a good sign,” concluded Hunt.

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By Wonga Sirayi