Local News 24.8.2016 12:52 pm

Wits to keep Pirates target Motshwari

Ben Motshwari of Bidvest Wits (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Ben Motshwari of Bidvest Wits (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Gavin Hunt says that Bidvest Wits are not going to let Ben Motshwari join Orlando Pirates or any other club, even though the midfielder could not make the squad for the Clever Boys’ 2-1 Absa Premiership win over Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday evening.

Motshwari was excellent for Wits last season, but has found himself sidelined as the club have made heavyweight additions to their midfield this season.

New signings Xola Mlambo and Thabang Monare started in central midfield against Chiefs.

“Ben can’t make the team and he has been a stalwart for me for three years,” said Hunt, in praising the strength-in-depth in his side.

“(But) we will never release a player. We need everybody, the whole object was to try to strengthen the squad, so that even if we make changes we are strong.”

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Maritzburg Utd vs P City
Highlands P vs CT City
Chiefs vs FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1