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Carnell: Wits Can Rattle Downs

Former Bafana Bafana star and Wits legend, Bradley Carnell, believes The Students can rattle Mamelodi Sundowns, when the two clubs face each other in an Absa Premiership contest on Saturday.

Carnell started his career at Wits in 1993 and spent four years in Johannesburg. From there he embarked on a succesful domestic and European career, which also saw him make 42 appearances for Bafana Bafana.

The recently retired 36-year-old explained why he is impressed with what he's seeing from Wits this season.

"I've been impressed with Wits, hey. They had a little bump in that cup fixture against Platinum Stars. But Gavin Hunt is that passionate enforcer of exactly what he wants. I mean he changed his two centre backs after the 4-2 defeat to Platinum Stars. Then they bounced back and got a good result. It's given the young boys some confidence as well," he said.

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"There's a very energetic approach to Wits and I can see them doing quite nicely. It's not just the Clever Boys anymore - it's a lot more structured and passionate. I think they can definitely sneak into that top four position like they did last year with Clive Barker."

Carnell added that he thinks the Students are the better team, ahead of their clash with Downs.

"I don't think that Wits will lose to Sundowns. Downs blow hot and cold. They are far too inconsistent for that so-called big name team. It just seems to me that they get on to the pitch, and this is no criticism of the coach (Pitso Mosimane), and they just play their own ball. I don't see a team out there."

He added, "To me, there's something brewing and growing at Wits. Only on rare occasions do you see Sundowns play as a team. Wits can rattle Downs and get under their skin. I can't see it being plain sailing for Downs, hey."

By David Minchella

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidLaduma

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