Kwanele Kopo backs Gavin Hunt to win the league for Kaizer Chiefs


Kwanele Kopo believes his former colleague Gavin Hunt is capable of delivering the title to Kaizer Chiefs provided the conditions are conducive.

Hunt is the new head coach at Chiefs after being officially unveiled at The Village on Thursday, with a new assistant coach still to be named.

Kopo himself has been linked with a move to assist Hunt but says nobody has contacted him from Naturena.

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Nevertheless, the SuperSport United development and national under-23 assistant coach believes Hunt was the best option available to lead Chiefs at this point in time.

Kopo, who worked with Hunt more than a decade ago at Matsatsantsa, was asked if he thought his former colleague would succeed at Chiefs.

"Hey I don't know, it's difficult to say you know, there's no crystal ball for success with any coach for any club," Kopo tells

"But history says that wherever he's been, he's been successful. And I guess his future employment is always based on that. I think that's the biggest attraction for anyone.

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"History says that, after his start at Black Leopards, Swallows, he came to SuperSport and won three league titles, a couple of trophies. He came to Wits where I don't think anybody would have thought of Wits winning the league, he won the league.

"So from a profile perspective he is a coach that you would refer to as a title-winning coach. He is a coach that is capable of winning trophies. Environments may be able to assist in that process.

"But I think to doubt Gavin... for me personally, I know Gavin, I've worked with him and I have no doubts about his capabilities as a coach and as a successful coach.

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"If you have to judge it on probability, well probability says he's won the league in his last two clubs. He might win the league with the next club. But like I said, environment must also play a part.

"Gavin on his own is capable of winning the league. Ya I think Gavin, Pitso [Mosimane]... nobody will doubt those two coaches in terms of competing for the league."

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