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Gavin Hunt reveals he got Benni McCarthy into the team. Image: @gavinjohnhunt12

‘There was a great soccer system in the Apartheid days’  – Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt said local soccer academies should be run by qualified SA coaches and not Nigerians.

Okon Hunt

Gavin Hunt reveals he got Benni McCarthy into the team. Image: @gavinjohnhunt12

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt says South African football needs to reinvest in their youth structures and appoint qualified coaches.

During an interview with This Is Football Africa, Hunt talked about his stay at Kaizer Chiefs and why the football system is ‘broken.’

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“You take a country like Holland with 10 million people, why are they producing top players every year? because they got the best coaches at youth level. Until we reinvest in our youth coaches, and get them more qualified.”

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Gavin Hunt says his open to return to Chiefs

“There was a great system in the Apartheid days,they should have kept the system and put it together and get everybody in like we did.

“We grew up with British coaches in the 70s, I was coached by British players but they taught me the basics of the game and the basics of the game today are taught at ground level,” said Hunt.

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Hunt was asked if he could consider returning to his old Kaizer Chiefs.

“Yeha, yeah,” Hunt said.

“I mean Peter come on, let’s be honest. We got to the semi-finals of the Champions League. And then they obviously got the final, but I got the bullet on the semi-final.

“I mean it’s a great club, great institution. They need, they needed an overhaul. They’ve done a complete overhaul now since I’ve left,” he said.

Hunt said Kaizer Chiefs were not patient with him and would have won trophies in his second season.

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