Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt cannot promise that his men will be motivated to conclude the 2019/20 campaign on a high but has urged several of stars who have already found new homes for next season to assist the 20-25 players facing uncertain futures to shine in the last few matches.
Hunt also admitted that he is also staring at unemployment as Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivandila (TTM) made it public knowledge that they can’t afford to keep him in charge and needs to “look for a job elsewhere”.
‘The Clever Boys’ have been sold to businessman and owner of TTM Masala Mulaudzi and will be based in the Limpopo province for the upcoming season.
It has been reported that a few high-profile Wits players such as Gift Motupa, Haashim Domingo, Ricardo Goss, Thulani Hlatshwayo‚ Deon Hotto‚ Sifiso Hlanti and Thabang Monare have already signed contracts at different Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs.
“The other 20 of us or 25 of us who’ve got nothing,” Hunt told reporters in a Zoom Press conference on Thursday.
“So, we’ve got a lot to prove and I said to the players, ‘these ones who’ve got contracts maybe they can help the ones that they haven’t got’ – get clubs and put the other players in the shopping window a little more. That’s important.
“Hopefully, the players will respond and be professional and play properly. I’ve always said that if you pay your dues in football, football will reward you, some of them have been reward very well and got much better contracts than they got now.
“And the rest, like myself we are playing for our futures, so hopefully, we can give a good performance and finish the season well,” added Hunt.
However, The four-time PSL winner has dismissed the media reports, stating that no club has approached him with a job offer.
“Everybody tells me to wait and sit around. I need to get working again. So, really on my mind now, is Saturday’s game and the games going forward but hopefully, something will come up and we can go from there,” concluded Hunt.
‘The Students’ will be up against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup semifinal on Saturday at Orlando Stadium, kickoff at 19:15.
By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi