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Gavin Hunt heaps praise on Stellenbosch FC

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Gavin Hunt, coach of Kaizer Chiefs, after the Premiership match against Maritzburg on 9 January 2021 in Johannesburg.
Gavin Hunt, coach of Kaizer Chiefs, after the Premiership match against Maritzburg on 9 January 2021 in Johannesburg.
Sydney Seshibedi

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has heaped praise on Stellenbosch FC ahead of Saturday's DStv Premiership encounter at Danie Craven Stadium.

Amakhosi have risen steadily up the Premiership standings of late, having recorded three consecutive victories following a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Maritzburg on January 9.

In fact, Chiefs leapfrogged Stellies into seventh place with a 3-0 triumph over TTM in midweek while the Cape side saw their unbeaten run come to an end after a 3-2 home defeat to Baroka.

And Hunt says Stellenbosch "are a fantastic football club", adding that their coach, Steve Barker, has "done a tremendous job".

Speaking to the club's media team, Hunt said: "From top to bottom, they are a fantastic football club.

"They have come into the PSL and have managed to do well. Steve Barker has done a tremendous job there.

"They have moved to a new stadium, I played there a long time ago. The question is obviously the heat because we are kicking off at 17:00 in the afternoon.

"Even at that time of the day, it is like playing at 14:00 in the afternoon elsewhere."

Hunt added: "We are just looking forward to the next game because the time between games is so short and tight.

"It's another away game which requires a bit of travelling again."

- TEAMtalk media

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