Celtic may awaken the beast in Hotto
Wits man has not scored in 8 games
Having enjoyed a dream start to his Bidvest Wits life by scoring in his first two matches, left-winger Deon Hotto has since been struggling to add to his goal tally.
However, Hotto is optimistic he’ll return to scoring ways when Wits host his former club Bloemfontein Celtic at Bidvest Stadium tomorrow (8.15pm). The Namibian international has gone eight league matches without a goal.
“Celtic are my former team. I am looking forward to score against them and collect three points. Lately, I have not been starting. I know scoring goals is the only way to cement my place in the starting line-up,” Hotto told Sowetan yesterday.
“The league is very tight, everyone is winning, so we cannot afford to drop points, especially at home. I predict an exciting game of football.”
Phunya Sele Sele have constantly been subjected to off-field issues this season. In their last match against Baroka at the Dr Molemela Stadium a fortnight ago, fans picketed challenging the impending sale of the club.
Hotto has, however, warned his Clever Boys teammates not to read much into Celtic’s troubles.
“What is happening off the field may motivate Celtic players. I was speaking to Ronald Pfumbidzai (Celtic left-back), and he said they are looking forward to the match.”
Hotto, 28, fancies Wits’ chances this season. The well-travelled attacker thinks their biggest strength is their defence.
The students have conceded only four goals in 10 league matches, which is better than any team so far.
“Of course… we believe that we have enough depth to clinch the league. Our biggest weapon is our defence. We have conceded the least number of goals. We are compact at the back,” said Hotto.
Deon Hotto of Wits.