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Pitso Mosimane opens up on his rivalry with Gavin Hunt

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

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has lauded Gavin Hunt's coaching ability and admitted he's provided strong competition over the years.

Hunt has been linked with both the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates coaching jobs, following Bidvest Wits's sale to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzhivhandila, and Mosimane reckons the former SuperSport United boss would be up to the task.

Mosimane pointed to Hunt's collection of trophies as evidence that he is a fierce competitor with the ability to fight for silverware.

Hunt has won the South African top flight four times, three times with SuperSport and once with Bidvest Wits, while also winning the Telkom Knockout, Nedbank Cup, and MTN8.

"Gav keeps me on edge. Our games are always very close, let's be honest. I can easily say that I've been following him. He has achieved things before I even get them, to be honest, and you can't be lucky for so many years," Mosimane told the media.

"He's a very good coach and he knows how to win. He has won a lot, and he has won trophies man. So, how can he be lucky? He's a very good coach.

"His ratio of winning games to losses is really not deteriorating. He's winning. I mean, the guy's just won... I think he won a cup last year, eh?

"It has always been SuperSport and Wits. They will win a Top 8 there, a Telkom or Nedbank somewhere, and SuperSport will pip one of those, and we also pip one there.

"Let's be honest, for the last five or six years, it's been like that."

Asked about whether Hunt could coach Chiefs or Pirates, Mosimane added: "So, yeah, why not? If Gav goes to Chiefs or Pirates, I'm happy because you must remember, I always promote 'local is lekker'".

- TEAMtalk media