Gavin ready for Caf Champions League hunt

Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Bidvest coach Gavin Hunt has listed the 2018 Caf Champions League high up on his list of priorities.

The defending Absa Premiership champions were eliminated in the first round by eventual finalists, Al Ahly of Egypt last season.

This time around, Hunt says they will look to go a step further in Africa’s premium club competition.

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“Last year we were unlucky,” Hunt said.

“We drew Al Ahly and lost 1-0 in two games and then we lost to Smouha in the Confederation Cup (play-off round). We lost 1-0 with a penalty over two games,” he added.

Hunt’s side are set to face Mauritanian side Pamplemousses SC in February in a two legs preliminary round.

“We gave it a full go last year and we will give it a full go this year. We have two rounds to get into a group, so we’ll see. The Champions League helped us win the league last year because everyone had to play,” commented Hunt.

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