Wits face tricky test against the Citizens

Bidvest Wits face Cape Town City in the Nedbank Cup on Wednesday .
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Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt will continue to prioritise every competition on offer despite his side fighting to get clear from the relegation zone in the Absa Premiership.

Wits are currently 13th on the log.

They face Cape Town City in the Nedbank Cup on Wednesday and the students will use the match to continue with their momentum after a good start to the second half of the season.

It’s been a tumultuous season for Wits. It’s been a struggle to get out of the relegation zone, and only recently have the Clever Boys been able to see some progress.

Perhaps that is the reason coach Gavin Hunt feels that the situation will turn around for the better with the remaining matches of the season.

Wits have managed to win three trophies in 14 months. Their last title was the Telkom Knockout Cup in December.

With such success, they now appear to be a shadow of the team they were last season, so Wits would be forgiven if they were to put all their focus on the league competition. But it’s not the case with Hunt.

Hunt says there will be no advantage playing at home against City. Cape Town teams have found it hard playing in Johannesburg. However the Citizens have beaten Wits twice in the Students own backyard. Hunt praised City coach, Benni McCarthy for making sure that City remains to be a good fighting side.

The Students should be inspired by their recent performance. Wits have managed three win in five matches with the other two ending in stalemates. In the process they have scored nine goals.