Gavin Hunt admits it will be difficult for Bidvest Wits to catch Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs sit pretty at the top of the Premiership standings, with three games in hand

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt, who wrestled the PSL title away from Mamelodi Sundowns last season, believes that they will need a ‘hell of a run’ to catch the record-holders at the top of the table.

“It’s going to be difficult to catch anybody like Sundowns. They got the squad, they got experience and they are a very good side,” Hunt told The New Age.

The Brazilians lead the standings with two points ahead of second-place Orlando Pirates, but the defending champions are only nine points off the summit.

“But we can’t worry about them now. We are nine points from the top. Okay, the games are running out, you have to go on a hell of a run.

“It’s frustrating, I mean we are only 11 points from the top and we are rock bottom. And the games are moving now so we need to start making a strong move to win games,” Hunt said.

The Achilles heel for Hunt has been the lack of goals. They have to date ranked up only seven goals in 13 matches.

“Well that’s the story of our season. I mean we actually played better this year than we did last year. Last year this time we were well clear winning the league.

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“The guys are missing from two yards but what you can do, you just have to keep believing and keep working. As I said, we have played better this year than we did last year by far.

“We played much better football but we lost and we are the bottom of the league,” Hunt concluded.