Nervy times for Kom­phela, Hunt

The New Age (Free State) - - SPORT - NEVILLE KHOZA

PRES­SURE is what Steve Kom­phela and Gavin Hunt are shar­ing right now.

De­spite Kaizer Chiefs’ vic­tory over Cape Town City on Wed­nes­day, Kom­phela is still un­der pres­sure. And ahead of the PSL match be­tween Chiefs and Bid­vest Wits at FNB Sta­dium to­mor­row, the pres­sure could in­ten­sify for Hunt as well. It’s not the kind of pres­sure fac­ing Chiefs, but fol­low­ing PSL cham­pi­ons Wits’ poor start to the sea­son with four de­feats in all com­pe­ti­tions, Hunt’s men are des­per­ate for a vic­tory.

While Chiefs won on Wed­nes­day night, Wits lost 3-1 to Golden Ar­rows at home to record back-to-back de­feats.

Kom­phela ad­mit­ted that the win eased a bit of pres­sure but said it was bad time to play the cham­pi­ons.

“I can imag­ine what Gavin is say­ing in the dress­ing room and know­ing him, he is not the one to bring you roses,” Kom­phela said.

“He says ex­actly what he feels. But it was im­por­tant for us to get that vic­tory against Cape Town City – not only for our play­ers’ con­fi­dence but for our sup­port­ers as well. We are one of the teams in the league play­ing good foot­ball and we can build on this.”

De­spite their aw­ful start, that has also seen Wits knocked out of the MTN8, Hunt says he will not be hit­ting the panic but­ton just yet.

“I’ve had worse starts than this. Of course, I’m con­cerned, we’ve con­ceded the most amount of goals since I’ve been here five years now and that’s a prob­lem.

“We should be scor­ing, we’re miss­ing hundreds of chances.”

Wits have also failed to keep a clean sheet in all of their six matches and have con­ceded 11 goals in the process.

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