Hunt: Damjanovic will earn his money at Bidvest Wits

The PSL champions signed the defender on a free transfer after impressing them on trial

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes that Slavko Damjanovic will add value to their defence that wheathered the storm in their title-winning campaign last season. 

“I like him. Left-footed. Big strong boy. I think he’ll do OK,” Hunt told The Sowetan.

Prior to joining the Students, Damjanovic was on the books of FK Sutjeska Niksic in Montenegro.

He also played for FK Sparta Subotica and FK Backa 1901 in Serbia, before moving to Bekescsaba 1912 Elore in Hungary’s top flight during the 2015/16 season.

“Obviously from Europe to the PSL, people move here. In Europe they don’t move too much. So, the pace of the game is always the biggest concern,” Hunt said.

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“But I think passing-wise, heading-wise, strength-wise, tactical and so on, he’s got it. But the proof is in the play - it’s not about now,” Hunt said.

Hunt has backed him to do the business alongside captain Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Bongani Khumalo, Sifiso Hlanti and Nazeer Allie, saying he didn't come to South Africa to earn pension money.

“And he’s young. He’s the right age, 24. So, he’s not like a 30 or a 31-year-old trying to come here and earn a pension. I like him, but the proof will be, 'can he do it in a game?',” Hunt concluded.