The Clever Boys hope to end season on a high.
Bidvest Wits will try to build on their recent performances and save themselves from relegation when they take on Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday, February 17.
Last year’s Absa Premiership winners are currently placed 14th on the log, only preceded by Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars with only 10 matches left in the season. They hope to salvage the rest of their season without losses and build on their last five consecutive matches, three of which have been wins. Bidvest Wits’ Costa Bellos, said that “Since the festive break the team has found its rhythm and the results have been very positive we want to maintain that and the positive spirit that we have found ourselves in.”
Wits secured a home victory against the Mauritian team Pamplemousses SC in their first leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League encounter during a match on Saturday at the Bidvest Stadium.
The Clever Boys secured the 2-0 victory in the first half after goals from striker Eleazar Rodgers and winger Kobamelo Kodisang.
The team dominated the match but failed to convert numerous opportunities much to the disappointment of coach Gavin Hunt who expressed worry about his team’s form. Hunt told the Sunday Times that “The form you saw tonight is the form we have in the PSL‚ and that’s a problem.” He added that the team’s poor performance in the PSL this season was attributed to their poor form and lack of goal scoring throughout this season.
Bellos said that “It has been obvious that our performances have not translated to what we believe our position on the log should be. In the beginning of the season, quite a few new players were signed and we were looking for the right formula, in the process we found our selfs with a serious problem as injuries piled up and our key defenders, that were the backbone of our league winning formula. Having said that the statistics are showing that we are one of the top teams in the league (shots on target, corners, ball possession, attacks, set pieces, flank attacks, passes into the box and crosses) however if you concede and do not score then you have a problem.” He added that they “are hoping that we can pick up where we left off in our previous match against Pamplemousses SC for the CAF champions league and keep the momentum going,” in the upcoming match.
The CAF second match against Pamplemousses will be played on Wednesday, February 21.