Hunt distances himself from Bidvest Wits talks

Gavin Hunt tells that he is staying at SuperSport United despite reports that he is in talks with Bidvest Wits over a possible move
SuperSport United head coach Gavin Hunt has brushed off rumours that he could be leaving Matsatsantsa for Bidvest Wits next season.

Hunt said that it wouldn’t make sense to sign the players that he has acquired for next season already if he was really thinking of leaving the Nedbank Cup champions in the near future.

“My future? There is nothing to talk about because I am not going anywhere. Why would I sign players for next season if I am going to leave the club? It wouldn’t make sense,” Hunt told

The Tshwane-based club has acquired the services of Platinum Stars duo, Thuso Phala and Enocent Mkhabela for the upcoming season, as well as Moroka Swallows’ Bennett Chenene, all on pre-contracts.

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Hunt said that he wants to build a strong squad that will be able to challenge for honours next season, and he will do that with SuperSport United.

“We want to build a squad of quality players that can challenge for honours next season, and it is only reasonable that I wanted those players before any other team could take them,” said Hunt.

With Isaac Chansa expected in the country in the next few days, has reported that the Zambian international is in discussion with SuperSport United over a possible move but Hunt doesn’t believe that they need Chansa who left for China about six months ago.

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“We don’t sign every player that comes from overseas. I don’t think we need Isaac Chansa at SuperSport United. No doubt he is a good player but not for us,” concluded Gavin Hunt.