Hunt: We can’t prioritise cup games

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Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt says with their ‘small’ squad, they can’t afford to prioritise cup competitions.

“We can’t prioritize cups or (League) games, not with the size of our club, every game is important to us, we can’t be like Liverpool where we play Under 19s, no,” said Hunt.

“So look it is gonna catch up with us no doubt about it, our squad is the smallest squad in the league, we’ve got 22 players…day games don’t help as well, the tempo is much smaller, we will see,” added Hunt as his side prepare to take on Maritzburg United on Wednesday at Bidvest Stadium, kickoff at 19:30.

The ‘Students’ mentor said that it won’t be easy to beat Maritzburg as their last 32 Nedbank Cup clash against Orlando Pirates on Sunday went to extra-time.

Wits won 3-2 on penalties following a 3-3 draw with Hunt attributing their hard-fought victory to competing in the Caf Confederation Cup.

“We stuck it out, Caf does that to you. In Caf if you tackle below wrist height, there’s no foul, in South Africa you know the story, it is a different game here and what we went through for the last couple of months.

“Nobody saw those games (Caf games), we suffered but I think we will gain a lot more because I think it brings a lot of togetherness in the team.” – Hunt.

“I think it shows a lot of character and it showed against Pirates going down to 10 men, last year we played here in Orlando with 9 men, we won with 9 players, “concluded Hunt.

Wits will face Chippa United at Bidvest Stadium in their Nedbank Cup last 16 encounter, date and kickoff to be confirmed.

By FARPost Reporter 

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