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Record-Equalling Hunt Joins List Of SA Greats

Gavin Hunt will be a happy man this morning as he wakes up and remembers last night’s title win, but he’s also achieved something with a more long-lasting effect.

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The 52-year-old watched his Bidvest Wits side pick up a 2-0 win over Polokwane City in Braamfontein on Wednesday evening, while Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2-2 draw against Maritzburg United saw them clinch the Absa Premiership title.

Hunt now goes level with the likes of Ted Dumitru, Jeff Butler and Gordon Igesund on the list of coaches to have won four league titles in South Africa and he will no doubt be looking to overtake them next season.

Having won four of the last 10 Absa Premiership trophies available in Mzansi, Hunt has already marked his name down in the history books. He won back-to-back titles with SuperSport United between 2008 and 2010 and has now added another to his collection.

Hunt joins Dumitru, a man who won two each with Sundowns and Chiefs; Jeff Butler, who won three with Chiefs and one with Sundowns; as well as Gordon Igesund, who managed it on four occasions with different clubs: Manning Rangers, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Sundowns.

At just 52, the former Hellenic man has plenty of time left to add to his record and following his league and cup double this season, Wits will be eager to make sure that they don’t lose him anytime soon.

Wits won the South African top-flight league title for the first time in their 96-year history.  

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