Tuesday Nov 05, 2019. 12:00
The coach of South African Premier Soccer League side BidVest Wits, Gavin Hunt, says those who say he does not take African club competition seriously “don’t know football”.
Hunt has never excelled on the continent, either with former side SuperSport United or current club Wits, despite tremendous domestic success, but has qualified for the pool stages of the CAF Confederation Cup this season following an 8-1 aggregate win over Mozambican side UD Songo.
“We have always competed in the CAF and played to the best of our ability. We lost on penalty shoot-outs and away goals, so it hasn’t been for a lack of trying,” Hunt told Sowetan.
“The people who say we don’t take CAF competitions serious don’t really know football, so I’ll leave it at that.
“For a club of our size this is another step in the right direction. We will wait for the draw and see where we have to go.”
Hunt says they will be going all out for the title, and they should be among the favourites given the quality of their squad.
“Every competition we play in we want to do well, no matter what it is. It’s a tough project but we will do our best,” he said.
“We have a backlog of league games, so we’ll see. The change in the CAF calendar should help a bit with the schedule.”