Hunt takes satisfaction from MTN8 win

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt hoped that their MTN8 win will be the start of a new period in the club's history.

This after they ended a six year trophy drought by thumping Mamelodi Sundowns at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.

The Students powered to an emphatic 3-0 win thanks to a brace from Daine Klate and one goal by former Brazilians' striker Eleazar Rodgers.

It was the Johannesburg side’s first Top Eight title since 1995, a third overall and their first major trophy under the leadership of coach Gavin Hunt, who took over at Milpark in 2013.

"The whole team was magnificent," Hunt said afterwards. "It's a great occasion for the club.

"I've won trophies before and some of these guys haven't won but it's a start."

Hunt's men came out firing by going ahead through Klate inside the opening 40 seconds, with Rodgers extending their advantage in the 20th minute. Klate then sealed the win with his second just after the hour.

But Hunt thought they should have won by more goals.

"I thought we were very good," he added. "I thought in the first half we had two or three great chances to make it three or four nil and then it would have been over.

"I just set up the team and try and play the best way we can play against opposition who are a very good side. I set up the team each week for how I feel we need to play in a certain game or whatever we need to do."