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- Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes a three day gap between their next fixture could serve them well.
- Wits suffered a 3-2 defeat against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday in a Nedbank Cup semi-final
- The Clever Boys will now play Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday evening at Orlando Stadium.
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt remains positive ahead of their second huge encounter in three days as they prepare to face Absa Premiership log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
The Clever Boys were one of four teams to restart football in South Africa following a lengthy four month pause due to the coronavirus.
The Nedbank Cup semi-finals took place on Saturday at Orlando Stadium as Bloemfontein Celtic beat Baroka 3-0 while Mamelodi Sundowns handed Hunt’s charges a 3-2 defeat in the evening kick-off.
Next on the agenda for Hunt and Wits will be the mighty Amakhosi.
It will be Glamour Boys’ first match in the Biologically Safe Environment (BSE) since the Premier Soccer League (PSL) introduced the bio-bubble to complete the 2019/20 season.
Hunt sees that as an opportunity for Wits to perhaps be one-up over their Soweto opponents when the two side meet on Wednesday night at 18:00.
“Well, the only good about Kaizer Chiefs is that we have three days and all the other games will be two days. So, you know we have a little bit of mileage in our legs now,” Hunt told the media.
“How are we going to respond, obviously from the whole thing, losing the game as I said will be very difficult… the guys gave their all and there are no excuses, they were very unfortunate to lose the game. We should have won the game, but we gave the three goals away.
“Then you’ve got to give Lyle Lakay, who I signed from Old Mutual Academy many years ago. He’s come good and I’m happy for him, happy for Pitso [Mosimane] and the team.”