SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt will be able to sit on the bench for his side’s upcoming CAF Confederation Cup matches. Image: @GavinHunt/Twitter

Hunt talks CAF Confederation Cup & losing PSL status

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt says he would rather not do well in CAF Confederation Cup than to lose PSL status.

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt will be able to sit on the bench for his side’s upcoming CAF Confederation Cup matches. Image: @GavinHunt/Twitter

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt shares his thoughts on the importance of doing well in the CAF Confederation Cup and getting relegated, thus losing PSL status.

The seasoned mentor has shared his priorities, saying he can’t afford to do well in the Confederation Cup and lose SuperSport’s PSL status.

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Hunt’s men are drawn against Algeria’s USM Alger, Future of Egypt, and Al Hilal Benghazi of Libya in this season’s Confederation Cup tournament in Group A but he still wants to do well in the DStv Premiership.

This comes as the draws for the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup tournaments were conducted on Friday in Johannesburg.

HUNT CAN’T AFFORD TO DO WELL IN CAF & LOSE PSL STATUS

Following the draw that was conducted, SuperSport will hoist the South African flag in the same tournament together with Sekhukhune United.

“You can’t compare us to top sides in the world. The top sides are playing over 60 games in a 10-month period. Yes, I like to play we like to play, you must have the squad,” Hunt told the media per iDiski Times.

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt shares his Confederation Cup ambitions and losing PSL status. Image Source: (@GavinHunt/Twitter)
SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt shares his Confederation Cup ambitions and losing PSL status. Image Source: (@GavinHunt/Twitter)

“You must be able to get players, obviously we have to go to Africa with the kids, but the most important thing is our league status that’s how I feel. That’s the most important trophy.

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“So, we need to protect that, how do we protect that if we flog the team to death, Superport United went into the CAF final four or five years ago, they should’ve got relegated Superport, yes, they got the points from Ajax then they jumped to eighth/ninth and them we 14th/15th they should’ve been relegated. Because they went into the continent, and they got hurt so we must be careful of us going to the continent and play.

“We don’t have the ammunition. In Botswana we played all the kids, we played 1-1. We came here we played a better team and we won. So, we have to do that. We can’t survive not with our team, not good enough to go across the continent. Sundowns can do that maybe Pirates not with us. That’s my opinion, my boss thinks different.”

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THE CAF CONFEDERATION DRAW RESULTS FOR SUPERSPORT & HUNT

Group A: USM Alger (Algeria), Future (Egypt), Al Hilal Benghazi (Libya), SuperSport United (South Africa)

Group B: Sagrada Esperanca (Angola), Zamalek (Egypt), SOAR (Guinea), Abu Salim (Libya)

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Group C: Academical Lobito (Angola), Dreams (Ghana), Rivers United (Nigeria), Club Africain (Tunisia)

Group D: Diables Noirs (Congo), Stade Malien (Mali), Renaissance Berkane (Morocco), Sekhukhune United (South Africa).

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