Top coach slammed for attempting to “poach” in-form striker

Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt has blasted another top coach for attempting to “poach” one of his top strikers before a crunch Absa Premiership encounter.

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The Clever Boys held defending league champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a 0-0 draw, which saw the latter slip a bit behind in the league race.

In his post-match interview, though he opted to playing his cards very close to his chest with regards to not naming the coach, Hunt lambasted the coach in question for calling his player prior to the match regarding a possible move during this transfer window period.

“Every single day, today today today today, before this game [against Sundowns] one of my players go a call from a coach! Unbelieveable, it’s unbelievable, ” Hunt said to the media after their goalless draw against Sundowns.

“So how do you expect me? I just do my thing and keep going.

The former SuperSport United mentor also spoke of the close relationship he holds with his players.

“The players are honest with me and they tell me, and we just get on with it and I say, ‘Listen let’s keep going’.

“I can’t fight! I don’t have money [referring to splashing big on players].

When quizzed if he had intentions to report the local coach to the Premier Soccer League, he added.

“Yeah sure! There’s no use reporting people to the PSL, there’s a man upstairs my friend he will punish you, remember that! [talking about God].

Though the coach’s name was not mentioned, widespread reports suggests that Masandawana coach Pitso Mosimane has been trying to bolster his attacking options following injury to his strike duo Mauricio Affonso and Joe Ali Meza, with his attention having switched to the Wits goalpoacher Gift Motupa who has notched up four league goals this campaign.