Wits player survives hijacking

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Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has revealed that their striker Mxolisi Macuphu survived a car hijacking in Johannesburg this week and it’s unclear if he will be available for their match on Saturday.

The ‘Students’ are preparing for the Nedbank Cup semi-final clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday at Orlando Stadium.

Hunt was speaking to reporters on Thursday, ahead of the long-awaited return of local football.

“Machupu got hijacked this week so I don’t know. They stole his car, everything so he has got a problem,” said Hunt as he was giving an update on the club injury list.

The 31-year-old has not been part of the team training sessions for the past three days.

“Thabang Monare is struggling a little bit, Gift (Motupa) is struggling a little bit. So yah if you go through the team. Pelembe has not come back, who else? You obviously got players who tested positive two weeks ago and they have just come back this week. It’s quite a few of them,” said Hunt.

In 2019, Machupu was involved in a car accident in which his vehicle was written-off but he came out with minor injuries.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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