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Klate backs Wits squad strength to win title

Bidvest Wits winger Daine Klate believes that the clever Boys can win the Premiership title because they have strength in depth in their squad.

Klate, who has won five PSL gongs with SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates, told the Sowetan: “That’s how teams win championships. It’s not only the 11 (who start). The 11 will give you a lot during the season, but there is the question of the bench.

“When I won league titles, it has always been about that. When the chips are down, there are players that will come in and make a difference. That’s what we had at SuperSport when we won the (three) league titles.

“We had (Katlego) Mashego and one day we were 1-0 down against Moroka Swallows (in 2008), and after coming on at half-time, he scored four goals in the second half and we won 4-2.

“We had Mark Mayambela at (Orlando) Pirates and he used to come in for 20 to 30 minutes and change the complexion of the game. We were 2-0 down against Wits (in 2011) and we won 3-2. We went on to win the league.”

The Students are currently second in the table just one point behind leaders Cape Town City. The Gavin Hunt-coached outfit next face Platinum Stars on 1 April.