Kaizer Chiefs require some chasing as far as the league standings are concerned and Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes the title is theirs for the taking.
Ernst Middendorp’s charges are ten points clear at the top of the table after playing 12 games.
This follows an impressive run which has seen them collect ten wins, one draw and a defeat.
Hunt tips Chiefs for big prize
Hunt, who has an impressive collection of league titles of his own is of the belief that there is no way Amakhosi can slip up to the point of losing their grip on the big prize.
“Chiefs have had‚ I mean I don’t want to talk about how they got there‚ but they’ve got a hell of a lead now,” Hunt said.
“It’s for them to lose it now. It’s a big lead.
“It doesn’t matter (that they’ve played only 12 games)‚ it’s a lead. The other teams got to win three or four matches in a row to catch them.
“Chiefs will have to lose three or four matches… they’ve only lost one. As I said‚ there’s been a lot of talk about how they got there but they’ve done this.”
Despite being nestled in mid-table, Hunt’s charges are not too far off from challenging Chiefs for the title.
The Clever Boys have four games in hand, and a maximum return in those fixtures could place them just six points off the pace.
This is due to their involvement in the Caf Confederations Cup, where they have made it up to the Group stages.
Wits had a disappointing outing the last time they took to the field, as they were held to a goalless draw by Equatorial Guinea outfit Horoya over the weekend.
Ahead of them is a gruelling schedule, beginning with a trip to Mali to face Djoliba in their second Group C match in the continental competition.
Hunt said he was hoping their league match against Golden Arrows, set to take place on Wednesday 11 December, could be rescheduled.
“It’s OK if you could get a flight there and get out like they do in the Champions League in Europe where you fly for an hour or two. But [in Africa] you’ve got three flights to Mali. That’s the problem; to get back and then you play on a Wednesday.
“So you get back on Tuesday at 5 in the morning and you’ve been travelling since Monday morning.
“And you’ve got to get another flight on Tuesday morning to go to Durban to play on Wednesday night. That’s the problem.”
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Publish date : 2019-12-03 15:22:55