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Its a battle of tacticians as Komphela versus Hunt in the TKO semis

WOULD THIS AFFORD coach Gavin Hunt a chance to finally make it to the finals of the Telkom Knockout Challenge, a medal that has eluded him for ages now?

Its a battle of tacticians as Komphela versus Hunt in the TKO semis

Hunt and his charges face Kaizer Chiefs in the first semi-finals of the TKO on Saturday at Bidvest Wits Stadium.

Will he carry his charges to the finals? AmaKhosi coach Steve Komphela needs serious intervention to make it to the TKO finals.

History has it that, the teams have met in 91 matches across all competitions since 1985.

Chiefs have claimed 45 wins compared to 19 for Wits, while 27 matches have been drawn.

The teams have met once already this season, playing out a 1-1 draw in a league clash back in September 2017.

Now on Saturday, Wits will try and improve on its record by attempting a win against the Glamour Boys of Phefeni.

The Students – are languishing at the bottom of the log and for the uninitiated are PSL 2016/17 league winners. Who could forget that?

Having signed among top players’ in former Everton star Steven Pienaar, one would have expected a much improved performance but instead it’s the opposite.

Perhaps this would give them a good reason to re-awaken from the slumberland against Amakhosi, who have been on a straight and narrow lately.

Hunt’s counterpart Steve Komphela seems to have found that magic owing to good runs in the league, albeit missing that killer instinct the team is synonymous for.

Yes, injuries have affected the formation of the team but it seems Komphela has a strong belief in his youngsters, who have not disappointed either, although the club has not won any silverwares for sometime.

Second time around? Wits coach Gavin Hunt will have to use his tactical approach against Chiefs.

Look, both teams have signed good players and it’s a matter of time before they start ticking the right boxes.

Who will be victorious come Saturday evening, will be hard to predict.

The game kicks-off at 15H00.

The winners of this match will go on to face either Polokwane City or Bloemfontein Celtic – who meet at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday, November 19 – in other semis.

 

 

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