Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt. Image: @SuperSportFC

‘Sundowns takes our players’ – Hunt goes on a rant after defeat

“Obviously the club has lost players over the years. They’ve gone across to these guys (Sundowns) so it is what it is,” said Gavin Hunt.

Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt. Image: @SuperSportFC

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt did not take the Tshwane Derby defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening.

The 59-year-old said the reason Matsatsantsa struggle against Masandawana was because their rivals keep buying their players, which weakens his side.

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United lost 2-0 against Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium leaving them third on the DStv Premiership log.

“We lost, we had more than enough chances to win. I thought we were good but we lost,” Hunt said after the match as per Citizen.

“Obviously the club has lost players over the years. They’ve gone across to these guys (Sundowns) so it is what it is and we need to build teams. We’re doing well with what we’ve got and we have to soldier on. We can’t be judged on these type of games.”

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Hunt managed to push SuperSport to third last year which earned them a spot in the CAF Confederations Cup.

“We have players earning single digits out there tonight. I had nine U/18’s on the bench. Last year we came third for the first time since I left the club and we finished in the top four with what we had and then we lost players. They (Sundowns) bought a player (Thapelo Maseko) from us who was brilliant for us so we start again. We lost Patrick (Maswanganyi) to Pirates and we lost TT (Thatayaone Ditlhokwe) to Chiefs,” Hunt said

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“Sundowns buy players, what do you want me to do? We have a budget and that has been cut down so the whole club is running much tighter now,” said the former Kaizer Chiefs coach.

Hunt took jabs at Downs, saying if they were that good, they should have won 8-0 on Wednesday.

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