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Record-Equalling Hunt Joins List Of SA Greats

Gavin Hunt Joined An Illustrious List Of Head Coaches This Week

By Soccer Laduma - May 18, 2017 12:27 PM

Gavin Hunt will be a happy man this morning as he wakes up and remembers last night’s title win, but he’s also achieved something with a more long-lasting effect.

Gallery: Mad Celebrations As Wits Go Wild 

The 52-year-old watched his Bidvest Wits side pick up a 2-0 win over Polokwane City in Braamfontein on Wednesday evening, while Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2-2 draw against Maritzburg United saw them clinch the Absa Premiership title.

Hunt now goes level with the likes of Ted Dumitru, Jeff Butler and Gordon Igesund on the list of coaches to have won four league titles in South Africa and he will no doubt be looking to overtake them next season.

Having won four of the last 10 Absa Premiership trophies available in Mzansi, Hunt has already marked his name down in the history books. He won back-to-back titles with SuperSport United between 2008 and 2010 and has now added another to his collection.

Hunt joins Dumitru, a man who won two each with Sundowns and Chiefs; Jeff Butler, who won three with Chiefs and one with Sundowns; as well as Gordon Igesund, who managed it on four occasions with different clubs: Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Sundowns.

At just 52, the former Hellenic man has plenty of time left to add to his record and following his league and cup double this season, Wits will be eager to make sure that they don’t lose him anytime soon.

Wits won the South African top-flight league title for the first time in their 96-year history.  


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Telo Joined: 25 Apr 2017
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Telo May 19, 2017 10:58 AM
Well done Mr. Hunt you're on the right track
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musah005 May 19, 2017 05:38 AM
It appears that it's only hunt himself in those above mentioned greats who hasn't won a tittle with downs #KBY
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helper10 May 18, 2017 10:34 PM
Conguradulation Hunt u are such a good coach who diserve to coach my team Kaizer Chiefs, I wonder why they failed to aproach u, all the best in future sir
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Thapza@K4l May 18, 2017 09:46 PM
Congrats hunt
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Nhlpato May 18, 2017 05:50 PM
Weldon
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Sea_Robber1 May 18, 2017 05:30 PM
Well done Mr Hunt!!!
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Alie555 May 18, 2017 05:14 PM
Congratulations
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Tasca25@amakhosi4life May 18, 2017 05:13 PM
Congrats mr hunt
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fanist May 18, 2017 03:44 PM
Weldone again to Hunt one of best talented coaches Mzantsi have. Kompela such a sore looser he will never win any cup
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ambitiouskhido May 18, 2017 03:18 PM
Wow.. Gupta family at Manning Rangers!!!
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Flipping lyf May 18, 2017 03:13 PM
He's gud coach indeed congrats 2him and wits player's dey deserve it
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IamAnaldinho_waAjax May 18, 2017 03:01 PM
Welldone to Gavin Hunt and Bidvest Wits for winning the PSL title. Hopefully the Urban Warriors will break the duck in the near future.
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Sbudah27 May 18, 2017 03:00 PM
steve gunning for sixth league title lol
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REMINDER : Chips Extend TrophyLess Run to 24 Months ... kikikikiki ... REMINDER : Only Sundowns & Bidvest Zebras have WON TROPHIES in 2017.. # Ngiyi CCL + SUPER CUP Champion Phela Minaaaa
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mingus May 18, 2017 02:43 PM
Hunt is a good coach and deserved to be coach of the season after trying so hard to win league for the past 2 years at Wits.
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GLetsoko May 18, 2017 02:35 PM
If you want to win a league hire G. Hunt. Don't be scared to give him the salary he wants.
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Lebza83 May 18, 2017 02:28 PM
@angam Pitso for what? A u rite dude upstairs
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REMINDER : Chips Extend TrophyLess Run to 24 Months ... kikikikiki ... REMINDER : Only Sundowns & Bidvest Zebras have WON TROPHIES in 2017.. # Ngiyi CCL + SUPER CUP Champion Phela Minaaaa
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Tsuibila May 18, 2017 02:09 PM
Clever boys,
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angam May 18, 2017 02:04 PM
Jeff butler, ted Dimitri, Gordon igesund, now Gavin hunt. hawu hawu hawu they forgot pitso mosimane

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