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20 Feb 2020
1:19 pm

A new car would get you benched by Hunt – Williams

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SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams on Thursday shared a few tough love lessons from former coach Gavin Hunt.

Gavin Hunt, former coach of Bidvest Wits, is the favourite to take over at Chiefs (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Hunt, who is currently working as the head coach of Bidvest Wits, is known in football circles for being strict with players and looking after his chargers off the field.

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Williams and former Bafana Bafana star Daine Klate chuckled while recalling a somewhat unusual way Hunt would punish players for splurging money on cars.

The incoming SuperSport captain says buying a car would see a number of players dropped from the first team on Hunt’s watch.

“I credit a lot of my success to the man who scouted me, who is currently with SuperSport’s MDC team,” said Williams.

“Another key person is showing me how I should save my money – it was coach Gavin Hunt. He insisted that we spend our money on property not cars. Whenever you bought a new car, you would be benched. Kermit (Erasmus), (Thandani) Ntshumayelo were benched by coach Gavin and I was also dropped after I got a new car.

“He believes that after you get a car you won’t rest and you will be out a lot. He needs you rested and ready.”

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