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Gavin Hunt says Bidvest Wits will take nothing for granted against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday

Bidvest Wits head coach Gavin Hunt says Orlando Pirates’ thrashing at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns will have no bearing when the sides clash in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday.

The struggling Soweto giants were humiliated 6-0 by African champions Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, leading to horrendous scenes where fans damaged the stadium and stormed the pitch while assaulting their Sundowns counterparts.


The Buccaneers hardly have any time to regain their composure as they next host title-chasing Wits at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday [19h30 KO].

And while there is talk of unrest in the Pirates camp, where a new coach is expected to be named next Monday, Hunt feels when the first whistle is blown in midweek, the events of the past will be momentarily forgotten and the business of football will return to the fore.

“We will have to play to our level best against Orlando Pirates,” Hunt tells

“We are expecting a very tough game on Wednesday against Pirates. They will certainly come out much stronger and determined to protect their pride.”