Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits he is saddened that Bidvest Wits sold their PSL status to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM).
The Clever Boys’ status was brought by TTM owner Masala Mulaudzi after both parties agreed terms.
However, Mosimane believes that coach Gavin Hunt deserve credit for what he has achieved with one of the oldest clubs in South Africa.
‘It’s very sad to lose Wits, it’s a team that has a big history, big culture and they’re 97 years , I don’t know, whatever it is,’ Mosimane told the media.
‘You don’t want to lose a team like this, I used to jab them. I always say they have won one trophy in 100 years, you know. Just to put humour on it, but what a good team, a strong team, they’ve won cups.
‘I mean Gavin needs the credit as a coach and I think the coach will struggle to get a club.’
Mosimane also made reference to Leeds United, who never changed their name despite their 16-year absence from the Premier League.
‘It’s sad to see them go but business is business, unfortunately in Europe names remain but in South Africa, we change the name,’ he added.
‘We see Leeds United coming back after 20 years , I don’t know how many years, but the name remains. So, it’s very sad to see Wits going but the youth is still there.
‘Probably they have a plan, they can come back. Yes, Rangers was relegated and that’s [Bongani] Zungu’s team but they came back and they are in the Scottish Premiership now.
‘So, Wits juniors can come up again and build a team, they have a strong youth structure. So, we wish they can come back.’
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