Bidvest Wits coach: Trip to Nigeria a nightmare, a disgrace

Bidvest Wits coach: Trip to Nigeria a nightmare, a disgrace
Bongani Khumalo of Bidvest Wits challenges Chinonso Okonkwo of Enyimba during the CAF Confederation Cup

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 24, 2018. 14:00

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says last week’s trip to Nigeria to play Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup was “a nightmare, a disgrace”.

The teams played out a goalless stalemate in the return leg of their playoff round tie in Calabar to see the score locked at 1-1 overall, but Enyimba advanced on the away goals rule.

The Clever Boys also complained of logistical issues and the poor quality of food off the pitch, while the match itself was beset with inconsistencies, according to Hunt.

“Have you understood what we’ve done in the last week or two? It was a nightmare, a disgrace. Things like that shouldn’t be in football,” explained the Wits coach, as quoted by Kick-Off.

“It’s a joke [what happened out there], I’m not even going to get into it. You guys should come, and then you’ll know about it instead of criticising us for getting knocked out.

“We can’t play there… Red cards again, disallowed goals, tackles are … you know, it’s crazy. The pitch, I mean, it was … Anyway, I don’t want to talk about it.”

Wits followed the draw in Calabar by being held 1-1 at home by Polokwane City in their return to domestic action, and their busy schedule continues with a clash against title-chasing Orlando Pirates tomorrow evening.

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