Hunt now wants to emulate Sundowns with Bidvest Wits

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The Students finally clinched their maiden league title on Wednesday much to the delight of Hunt

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt gave credit to his players following their title-winning season which saw them bring to an end Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs' dominance. 

“We’ve done well away as well, but it’s a culmination of hard work. It wasn’t easy…I can’t really talk much,” Hunt told SuperSport in his post-match interview.

Hunt joined the club in 2013 from SuperSport United and since then he never finished outside the top three. 

“When I first came here, I looked at this squad and I said that I don’t think the team was good enough, and I’ve been here for four years now, third, third, second and now champions. So, it’s taken a long time to try and overhaul the team and change everything - change the mentality, how we want to do it, how we want to play. It takes time, and for a club like Bidvest Wits to win the league is unbelievable,” Hunt said.

The 52-year-old joins the exclusive club of coaches with four PSL titles. 

His next port of call is challenging for Africa and to better their first round elimination in the Caf Champions League this year.

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“We’ve got to push on and try and do better on all fronts, but it has given us a great platform. We’ve won two trophies this season, and I’m so proud of the players,” Hunt said.

“We haven’t had a team as we’ve been decimated by injuries every week... serious injuries, and the players dug in. It's fantastic,” Hunt said.

“Tough luck on Sundowns. It’s been a tough race and we wish them well. They are the African champions and that is our inspiration, where we want to get to,” Hunt concluded.

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