Absa Premiership

Hunt: I'd prefer three points over TKO final

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

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt admits he is pleased after securing a berth in the Telkom Knock-Out final at the expense of Kaizer Chiefs but would prefer three points.

Hunt's side ousted the Soweto giants at the last-four stage of the competition after a solitary goal from striker James Keene proved to be the difference against the ten-man Chiefs side.

Wiseman Meyiwa saw a straight red for an alleged stamp on midfielder Daine Klate and to add insult to injury for Amakhosi, the Clever Boys scored with the subsequent free-kick in the 26th minute.

However, with the Premiership Champions struggles in the league well documented this season, currently in 15th place with just two wins from nine games - Hunt admits he'd much rather take three points to move out of the relegation play-off spot.

"First half very good, we looked like we didn't want to score the second goal. In the second half I said to them they're going to throw caution to the wind and they did that, throwing three players and caused us problems," he said after the game. "I thought we didn't rotate the ball well in midfield in the second but I thought we defended better. 

"That final ball in the second half didn't come for us, it could have made things easy. You gotta give Chiefs credit, they came at us in the second half, pushed us back. We're happy, I want to move to bigger things this week.

"The second half we played with leg-boots on, we couldn't move. Our two-three yard balls were bad and when we had to play the final ball we couldn't do it today. But it's a cup we take it,  I'd rather take three points at the moment. Crazy business this."

The Students will face Bloemfontein Celtic in the TKO final.

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