You need experience to win trophies – Gavin Hunt

You need experience to win trophies – Gavin Hunt

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt says the Tshwane side still have an appetite for trophies, but require experience in the squad.

Matsatsantsa haven’t won any silverware since the MTN8 in 2019, which represents a dry period for a team with a record of winning cups especially during Hunt’s first spell.

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Hunt, who faces Steve Barker’s Stellenbosch FC in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup, argues the level of the PSL has improved. 

''It's a very competitive league, a lot of teams are very close to one another. I think it is the first time in a long time where you haven't got a Vodacom or Motsepe team in the last 8 in a long time, every game is a tough game,'' said Hunt.

The four-times league winner believes what will make their route to the final of the cup harder is taking on a team that operates on the same model.

''We all fish in the same barrel, that's for sure. He's lost a few players, I have also lost a few. But he replaced them well, and we also have replaced our players with a lot of young players. That's the policy of our club, we believe it and we will go with it,'' added Hunt.

According to Hunt, the Nedbank Cup draw has not been kind to them – they hosted Cape Town City, travelled to Richards Bay and will now face Stellies away.

''I think we have been doing well. We have had a tough draw, we had an easy one last and we misused it - maybe a hard draw is good for us.

''Tough draw for both sides, highly competitive - it won't be easy,'' he concluded. 

Hunt again reiterated his wish to help SuperSport secure a place in the CAF Confederation Cup having failed to get out of the group stage this season.

Matsatsantsa have two avenues – winning the Nedbank Cup or finishing third in the DStv Premiership, and the coach says that would be a successful campaign.