Absa Premiership

Hunt embarrassed by Wits downfall

Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Wits head coach Gavin Hunt conceded the sight of the league table is becoming embarrassing for the Absa Premiership champions.

After securing their maiden league title last season and acquiring high-profile signings in the form of midfielder's Steven Pienaar, Daylon Claasen and Egypt international striker Amr Gamal in the off-season, a real sense of optimism surrounded the Students' camp.

However, as the domestic season reaches its half-way mark, Wits languish dead last on the table, with only two wins from 14 fixtures in the South African top-flight.

And the 1-0 defeat to relegation favourites Platinum Stars at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday compounded even further misery on Hunt and his charges - who have now gone six games without a league victory.

Dikwena only recorded a league win after their tenth attempt in the 2017/18 season but sit in 14th place - four points clear of the Clever Boys.

"It's a disappointment being so far [down the table]. The chances we miss is crazy, isn't it?," he said after the defeat on Saturday.

"They [Platinum Stars] didn't have one chance tonight, not one - I'm talking from open play.

"Last week, they [Polokwane City] had one chance and scored. The week before, we had [more chances]...  So, it’s been like that. It's unbelievable, the chances we're missing.

"When you're top of the log you're worried; when you're bottom of the log you're worried. So, we're worried but, I mean, we can't play with fear," Hunt added.

"We've got to take heed of the situation, there's no doubt about it. A lot of us are embarrassed coming from where we were [last season] to where we are now."

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