Wits have five Zimbabwean players in their ranks – defensive link Tinashe Nengomasha, defenders Thomas Sweswe and Onismor Bhasera and strikers Benjani Mwaruwari and Denver Mukamba. Sweswe and Nengomasha have been regulars at the side so far, while Mwaruwari is still recovering from an injury and former Kaizer Chiefs fullback Bhasera has just signed.
“Coming to Wits is one thing that is special in my football career and working with the Zimbabwean players has made my job flow,” said Hunt. “All these players are working extra hard to keep their positions and none of them has disappointed so far. I am looking forward to having a great stay here, as I expect them to help me put the side in a very respectable position on the log. That is where we really belong.”
Hunt said he was disappointed when Mwaruwari was stretchered off the pitch as his side drew 0-0 with last season’s PSL runners-up, Platinum Stars in their opening game of this season, after the Zimbabwean sustained a hamstring injury.
“Zimbabwean players have shown skills and discipline ever since we started our off-season training and the first game we played. They are extra-ordinary.”
Besides Mukamba, all the Zimbabweans in the Wits colours are seasoned players in the Absa PSL, with Nengomasha having had a fruitful decade at Chiefs, where he won at least a trophy in each of his seasons there.
Sweswe, who also starred for Chiefs, is a Zimbabwean PSL veteran who starred for, the Warriors, Highlanders and Dynamos and has previously also played for Manning Rangers in SA.
Mwaruwari, formerly with Jomo Cosmos, also starred in Europe with Grasshoppers Zurich in Switzerland, AJ Auxerre in France and in England, where played for Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City.Post published in: Football