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Wits Aim For Possible MTN8 Fixture Against Sundowns

How Bidvest Wits Can Still Face Mamelodi Sundowns In The MTN8 Competition

By Soccer Laduma - May 08, 2018 07:56 AM

Bidvest Wits will put up one last fight this weekend, as they remain hopeful to end off their campaign in the top eight of the Absa Premiership league standings.

The Clever Boys have endured a rollercoaster 2017/18 campaign after struggling at the bottom of the league standings for most of the season, before returning to the top eight and then finding themselves still watching over their shoulders.

Read more: How Ajax Can Use Chiefs To Survive In The Absa Prem

Wits are currently 10th on the Absa Premiership league standings, although, could go into the eighth position should the results favour Head Coach Gavin Hunt on the final day of the season.

Wits will need to secure maximum points against NFD-bound, Platinum Stars this weekend, although, will need to hope that neither Chippa United or Bloemfontein Celtic secure victories on the last day. 

The Clever Boys could even climb as high as the seventh place if they secure maximum points and the three teams above them were to drop points on the final day.

Should results go their way on May 12, Wits could face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates in the opening encounter of the 2018 MTN8 competition, given their position on the log after the final whistle. 

However, if not, Head Coach Gavin Hunt will be preparing his side for life without top eight football for the first time since failing to qualify for the 2011/12 campaign. 

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So-Mathabo-KBY Joined: 29 Aug 2016
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 08, 2018 09:10 AM
If that's the case then they'll be eliminated in the 1st round
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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane May 08, 2018 08:30 AM
Wits will make it to top eight
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi May 08, 2018 08:30 AM
Wits beat us in that rainy mbombela and I want revenge

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