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  • Hunt bemoans red card

    Date Published: 08 February 2014 written by TEAMtalk

    Hunt bemoans red card

    Bidvest Wits manager Gavin Hunt was left scratching his head after his ten-man side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ajax Cape Town on Friday.

    The Clever Boys saw Kofi Dankwa sent off in the dying moments of the first half of the encounter after the man from Niger appeared to catch Abbubaker Mobara with an elbow.

    Ajax made the most of their numerical advantage, preventing Wits from recovering after they had gone behind to an early goal from Carl Lark.

    Reflecting on the result and the performance of his side, Hunt praised the manner in which his troops persevered, but insisted that they had been done a disservice by the match officials.

    "The guys worked hard, they fought hard, under very trying conditions," said Hunt.

    "All the big decisions went against us. That was never a red card (for defender Kofi Dankwa) so what do you want me to do?

    "The pressure is for us to do well and get more points. I thought a couple of times we have been very unfortunate this season.

    "No excuses but we have had some very big decisions go against us which hamper you. But the players have been great, they have been fighting hard, shoulder to the wheel and I can't fault them."

    Wits currently find themselves in fifth spot in the Premier Soccer League standings, 14 points behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.