League leaders Bidvest Wits cautious ahead of upcoming Sundowns clash

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Hunt is wary of the Masandawana threat as the two sides gear themselves up for action this weekend

Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt has opened up about some of his expectations ahead of the weekend’s clash against Mamelodi Sundowns.

Wits go into the game fresh off a win over recently crowned MTN8 champions Cape Town City, but despite being top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table Hunt is taking nothing for granted against Pitso Mosimane’s men.

Although, the Students have looked impressive, they have only won one of their last three games. But after putting aside Benni McCarthy’s City, Wits might be a little optimistic.

“After the last two, playing two teams like that we should have got 6,” Hunt told the media.

“We should have been clear tonight, a point would have been good and Sunday would have been good but no we’ve got to try to get something on Sunday, so we’ll see,” the 54-year-old added.

However, Hunt is under no illusions of the difficulty of the task at hand as they prepare to lock horns with Sundowns on Sunday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane.

“They got the best squad in the country, they’ve got the best players no doubt, man for man, so what are we going to do? We are not going to get as many chances like against (City),” he expressed.

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While Wits have been flying high this season following the disappointment of last season, Sundowns on the other hand are yet to hit their stride. The defending champions are currently seventh on the PSL table having won just two of their six league games.

Sundowns were most recently held to a goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic and after being knocked out of the Caf Champions League and failing to secure the MTN8 title for another year, Mosimane will be determined to get one over his opposite number.

 

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