Not enough matches, says Hunt

2008-09-16 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt has expressed his concern for the stop-start way the Premiership season has kicked off.

United play their second league fixture against Platinum Stars at Olen Park tonight — 17 days after they defeated Free State Stars 1-0 at home in their opening fixture.

It gets worse, as Hunt points out: “Our next game after [tonight] is in 10 days against Mamelodi Sundowns.”

Hunt has a valid point. United are away to Thanda Royal Zulu on October 5 and then there is another Fifa break for the last round of the African Nations Cup qualifiers.

“I have always said in South Africa we do not play enough football,” said Hunt.

“I will welcome next season when we have to finish the league months before the 2010 World Cup.

That means playing matches every three days, which is far better than playing every two to three weeks. I would have preferred to play last weekend rather than wait another three days and play on Wednesday night. But we live in a television age and we have to play when and where we are told.”

The defending Premiership champions will be at full strength, but Hunt has respect for Platinum Stars and coach Miguel Gamondi.

“Stars are a competitive side. I rate them. But I was surprised we are playing in Potchefstroom.

The problem with Olen Park is we will have one man and a dog watching us, but we simply have to get on and get three points.”

Hunt will be wary of Stars strikers Simba Marumo and Luis Rentaria and will ensure Khumalo and his defenders mark both men tight.

In tonight’s other fixture, Moroka Swallows will be hoping to get a first home win of the season when they host Ajax Cape Town at the Germiston Stadium. Kick-off is also at 7.30 pm.

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