local soccer 3.8.2013 06:00 am

Hunt: 58 points can win PSL

Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits during the Bidvest Wits jersey Launc at the Old Mutual Hall in Johannesburg on the 01 August 2013 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits during the Bidvest Wits jersey Launc at the Old Mutual Hall in Johannesburg on the 01 August 2013 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

One thing Gavin Hunt has always got right in the past few seasons is predicting the points a team will earn to win the league.

Last season, he predicted that whoever got 59 points would definitely win the league and defending champions Kaizer Chiefs finished with that total.

It was also the case in the past where Hunt set a certain target and won the league with SuperSport United three times in succession.

And this time, Hunt feels 58 points will be enough for any team to win this season’s title, although he was cagey when asked if Bidvest Wits, a team he will manage this season, stand a chance of winning.

But from his face, you could tell that he is already planning to get to that mark with the students if he is to win the league.

“I don’t think we are favourites,” Hunt said as he prepares to take the Clever Boys to glory this season, “but anybody who makes 58 points will win the league.

“So whoever makes that mark will take it.

“We won’t make predictions like that. We will just concentrate on taking one game at a time,”

Although he admitted that he was not given a mandate to win the league, looking at what Wits have done in the transfer market by signing experienced players like Moeneeb Josephs, Matthew Booth and Benjani Mwaruwari and by also bringing Hunt’s services from SuperSport United, the club means business this season and will definitely want the major silverware of the league.

Hunt’s first assignment as Wits coach starts tomorrow afternoon against Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

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