Hunt: Egyptian Gamal should've won Golden Boot in SA

Hunt: Egyptian Gamal should've won Golden Boot in SA
Amr Gamal of Bidvest Wits challenged by Vuyo Mere of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Bidvest Wits and Platinum Stars at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 16 December 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Apr 21, 2018. 10:00

Egypt international Amr Gamal would have won the South African Absa Premiership Golden Boot.

This is according to his former coach at Bidvest Wits where Gamal had a short stint on loan from Egyptian Premier League giants Al Ahly.

Gamal joined the Clever Boys in August 2017 and he netted five goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, before leaving the club for Finnish champions HJK Helsinki last month.

Wits, who are the reigning Absa Premiership champions, have had a poor season under Hunt.

“I think from pre-season, the whole defence was out at a certain time, then our midfield was out right at the beginning, so that didn’t help,” he said on KickOff.

“Then we had to bring in a lot of new players, which didn’t work out, as we know, so that’s disappointing.

"The striker [Amr Gamal] should’ve been the top scorer in South Africa, but that didn’t work out, so that was disappointing," he continued.

“We got back a lot of the team that played last year for the second round, and won 21 points in 10 games, better than anybody, which was more than two points a game.

“But then we go and lose to Ajax, which was disappointing.”

Wits, who were recently knocked out of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup by Nigerian side Enyimba, will host Polokwane City in a domestic league game on Sunday.




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