Bidvest Wits’ Monare giving up on league title defence

Bidvest Wits’ Monare giving up on league title defence
Thabang Monare of Bidvest Wits challenged by Oupa Manyisa of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 21 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Dec 21, 2017. 09:00

Although they recently lifted the Telkom Knockout, Bidvest Wits continue to sit at the bottom of the Absa Premiership log table.

According to midfielder Thabang Monare, he says it will be unrealistic to think of defending their league title they lifted last season after 96 years.

Coach Gavin Hunt also admitted that their league position is embarrassing as they have only bagged two wins out of 14 games, with seven losses and five draws.

According to ‘Desh’, Wits will continue to fight and move away from the relegation zone, but he will not reveal their plan.

"To be honest with you... looking at the position we are in on the log I think it would be naive of us to think we can still defend our league championship,” he said to Kick-Off.

"I mean for now it's just a matter of getting out of where we are and take it one game at a time.

“We won't talk about what we want to do, we just want to get out of where we are.

“I wouldn't mention a position right now, we just need to get out of where we are. I mean being in a safe place on the log."

The Clever Boys will resume their league campaign against fifth-placed Free State Stars at Bidvest Stadium on January 5.

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