Amakhosi still in with a shout

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Bidvest Wits. BackpagePix

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Bidvest Wits. BackpagePix

Gavin Hunt has such high standards that it must drive him mad when he sees his shadow walking in front of him.

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs are in front of the third placed Clever Boys in the Absa Premiership with six matches remaining for the Milpark-based outfit.

But Wits haven’t been chasing shadows. The outfit are the dark horses in the Premiership race, eight points behind log leaders Sundowns with two games in hand. They are also in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup where they will face Chiefs, but tonight they face Moroka Swallows at Bidvest Stadium in a campaign where Wits are chasing a rare double.

“I’ll push the players to the edge,” Hunt said.

“The players must understand that if they want to play for this football club they are going to have to go over the edge. Some of these players have never been in this situation, competing on all fronts and they don’t know what their boundaries and limits are. ”

One of those players is Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi. Despite him being one of the club’s best players, his coach insists he can do much more.

Vilakazi, left, has attracted interest from Danish outfit Brondby. He spent a week there auditioning for the outfit.

Hunt said Vilakazi is close to joining Brondby but has given the skipper a checklist of things he has to do if he is to make it abroad: “He has to push more.”

“We need more from him, creative wise, scoring wise, working harder when he doesn’t have the ball, all those things.

“If you want to play in Europe, those are three things that he needs to have, at least two of them.”




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