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Hunt: We have to play like hell

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says they will need to “play like hell” if they are to win the league and cup double this season.

Wits host Chippa United in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals on Saturday night (20h15), eager to edge closer to a cup final of the only competition they have not won since Hunt joined the club. The Clever Boys, meanwhile, are second in the league behind defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns and will be pushing to the end to try get their hands on both trophies.

“We are going to have to play like hell [to win the double] because we were in such a good position [in the league] and then we let it go. But what’s gone is gone, we have to try concentrate on the next six games in the league,” Hunt said earlier this week.

“There’s obviously the cup on the weekend. I think the most important thing is that we have to be more confident at home. Away we’ve been excellent, so we need to get better at home. We’ve thrown games away [at home], so we’ve got to be better.”

Hunt says he was not able to work on any problem areas during the FIFA international break, with many of his players, both local and foreign, away on national team duty.

“Nothing, we just trained and it’s like that all over the world, where you have seven or eight players away. You can’t really work on much around the team. We trained through last week and we had a friendly like most teams do with the rest of the players, nothing unusual,” the former SuperSport United coach said.

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