Bidvest Wits eager to get Thobani Mncwango earlier from Polokwane City

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Mncwango was unveiled by the club this week on a pre-contract, but now the Students are looking to secure his early release

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admits they are looking to secure the services of Thobani Mncwango earlier, than to wait for the end of the season.

“If he comes, it will help in terms of our strikers, where we certainly need a bit more legs and movement,” Hunt told IOL.

Mncwango has already agreed to join the Students on a pre-contract along with Cape Town City captain Robyn Johannes.

Wits are looking to beef up their attack following their lacklustre start and are hoping to secure the early release of the 30-year-old to aid them in that regard.

Mncwango, who was hot property two seasons ago in the PSL, where he found the net 13 times in 29 outings for City, was suspended by the club after admitting his desire to join Orlando Pirates.

The SA Players Union was unable to get him released from his contract, and he has since started only one match for the Rise and Shine apart from featuring in their season-opener.

“For whatever reason, he hasn’t played six months, and we are prepared to negotiate something there,” Hunt said.

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They have found the net only seven times in their 14 Premiership matches to date, as they move up the table with relegation staring them in the face.

The presence of Mncwango despite his limited game-time will add value to an attack that appears to be losing its way at the moment.

The champions have by far been the bussiest in the transfer market, making now less than three signings, while recalling Sifiso Myeni from his loan spell at SuperSport United.

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