Gavin Hunt takes swipe at fake foreign coaches, supports local


Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has echoed the sentiment that too many foreign coaches with fake CVs are coming to coach in the PSL. 

Hunt has joined in the chorus to support homegrown Orlando Pirates mentor Rhulani Mokwena, who has been given a chance to shine at one of South Africa's biggest clubs.

Speaking after his side's 4-3 win over Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium last Saturday, the ever-opinionated Hunt shared his thoughts on the local coaching scene.

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"When I started, a foreigner came to this country and had an English accent and got a job. Then we had Brazilians. Moroka Swallows had a beach soccer coach once," Hunt recalled.

"I mean, are you crazy? What are you doing, having a laugh or what? Then there’s plumbers, electricians and fishermen. Whatever. 

"We’ve got to believe in our own. I got given a chance and did my apprenticeship for four years in the first division. And then I got given a chance to find my way through and battled it."

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Hunt has shown support to Mokwena and hopes he will given more support by Pirates and that they will be patient with him.

"A guy like Rhulani, give the man a chance. I am sure his preparation is good. I give credit to Pirates for sticking their neck out to say 'don’t bring another one in here'. Even guys with funny, fake CVs get a job when we have capable coaches here," he insisted.

"I am old, but there’s young guys and we need more of them. When a guy shows great potential, give them a chance. But then they have to win football matches. I am excited about where we are going with the football, but let’s not bring in the plumbers." 

On the topic of foreign coaches, Steve Komphela recently took serious issue with former Polokwane City and Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael, who he claims was disrespectful towards the country. 

Eymael, who had an impressive CV even before he won the Nedbank Cup with Ea Lla Koto, has maintained his innocence and stated that it is not Komphela's place to advise PSL club bosses on who to appoint.

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