Gavin Hunt eager to 'keep going' after Wits upset Chiefs

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Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)
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Gavin Hunt says Bidvest Wits are determined to finish the season with a strong run of results after surprising Kaizer Chiefs with a 1-0 win on Sunday.

Chiefs dominated long periods of the Absa Premiership clash at FNB Stadium, had a penalty appeal turned down, and missed a point-blank chance through Samir Nurkovic.

However, Wits soaked up the pressure and kept themselves in the game at 0-0 until Bienvenu Eva Nga produced the stoppage-time winner for the Clever Boys.

Hunt was pleased with his team's performance and is hoping for more positive results in the remaining league fixtures against Black Leopards and Polokwane City.

"I thought the first-half we were excellent, I was really disappointed when we came to half-time, we could've turned it in, we had some good opportunities in the first-half and once you start turning the ball over in the second-half, that's when they're getting in the game you know," Hunt said on SuperSport TV after the match.

"Nurkovic had a big chance in the end there, they should make it 1-0 but it's a story of our season we're not scoring and if you score, then you're making it easy for yourselves, which we didn't do.

"It turned for us a little bit today we got the ball in the end but I mean you know we could've been 1-0 down but we could've been one or two [up] in the first-half, that has been a story of our season. Maybe it is a bit too late but be that as it may, it is what it is I'm happy for the boy [Eva Nga]," he continued.

"I said to the guys 'you got to respect the game and play properly', people can say what they want, ah we're playing for nothing but we're playing for our pride, we want to finish well. The way to win leagues it can't be given; you have to earn it. That's difficult for them, they are obviously upset but we'll survive in the next two games and keep going.

"Leopards and Polokwane, that's going to be difficult games, we played a top team today and we're going to play bottom teams, so it won't be easy."

- TEAMtalk media

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