Throughout his 33-year association with newly crowned Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits‚ long-time employee George Mogotsi has seen coaches come and go but no one quite like incumbent Gavin Hunt.
“This is the best one‚” Gavin Hunt exclaimed after winning his fourth league title and first for Bidvest Wits in their 96-year history with Wednesday night’s 2-0 Absa Premiership win against Polokwane City.
Pitso Mosimane said Mamelodi Sundowns retaining their title this year “was not meant to be” and sportingly congratulated Bidvest Wits‚ but not without reminding again of his team’s burdensome last 12 months and their greater importance of the African Champions League title when compared to the Premier Soccer League.
Daine Klate is now the Premier Soccer League’s clearly most decorated player‚ earning a sixth league title and capping a special evening with Bidvest Wits’ second goal in their championship-clinching 2-0 win against Polokwane City on Wednesday night.
Bidvest Wits could become the 15th club in almost 50 years since the start of the old National Professional Soccer League – the predecessor of today’s Premier Soccer League – to be crowned champions if they win at home on Wednesday‚ and second placed Mamelodi Sundowns fail to match them at the same time.