Thursday Sep 24, 2020. 14:00
Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has backed Gavin Hunt to transform Kaizer Chiefs and make them capable of challenging Mamelodi Sundowns’ dominance.
Hunt, who was last in charge of the now defunct Bidvest Wits, was named as Amakhosi manager earlier this month, replacing Ernst Middendorp.
He will be tasked with ending a five-year trophy drought, with the first opportunity to do so arriving in the MTN8 where Chiefs will take on Maritzburg United in the quarterfinals.
Igesund, who won four Premier Soccer League (PSL) championships with four different clubs, told Sowetan Live: “I think the competition [for league titles] is good between Gavin, me and Pitso [Mosimane, Mamelodi Sundowns manager], you enjoy those kinds of challenges.
“The challenge of winning, I think that’s what people strive to be the best you can be. I think you become a winner when you win titles and championships.”
Igesund continued, “Gavin, me and the late Ted Dumitru have four and Pitso got to five.
“It is not easy to win the championship as it takes a lot of hard work. Gavin has got a very good club. I’m sure he and the supporters and the management at the club want to win titles.
“I think he has got a good chance, Chiefs are very hungry. He is hungry and everybody is hungry, so let’s see what happens.”