Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt wary of Cosmos threat under Jomo Sono


Wits come into the tie on the back of a hard-fought 2-0 win over Platinum Stars on the weekend, and currently sit top of the Absa Premiership standings.

Meanwhile, Cosmos had their First Division clash away to Cape Town All Stars, which was scheduled for Friday afternoon, called off due to the non-arrival of their playing kit and registration cards.

Hunt admits he hasn't had a look-in at the current Ezenkosi team, who are eighth on the NFD log – just four points away from a promotional play-off spot after 21 games, but feels he has an idea of what to expect as the team is still coached by club boss Jomo Sono.

"I haven't seen much of them; I haven't seen them at all, to be honest," admits Hunt. "We got a bit of video footage and that, but I always say when the coach changes then you watch teams, but if the coach doesn't change then [you know what to expect].

"I think it will be a hardworking, strong team, which is pretty much Cosmos' forte – it's always been like that. And it will be a team of good individual talents in good areas so we'll check through the coverage and try and do the best we can in preparation."

Hunt also believes the longer his side take to get a goal the more momentum will swing in Cosmos' favour, and expects the toughest challenge to be the condition of the pitch.

"In a cup game I think the longer they [Cosmos] keep it at 0-0 the more they'll have an advantage. So it's important for us to try and do something and keep the tempo of the game as high as possible and from as early as possible.

"The pitch will be the deciding factor, I think that's the problem."