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Bidvest Wits ready to defend the title

With the 2017/18 season about to begin, all eyes are on the champions and the Clever Boys are ready to defend their MTN8 title. We spoke to Elias Pelembe about what we can expect from the team this season.

As a senior player in the club, Elias Pelembe has started enough seasons to know what it takes when you leave the locker room – preparation, calm and finesse.

“We have been working hard and we are excited for the first game. Defending the title is important to us, but even more important is to take it game by game.  This first game against Golden Arrows is a home game, so it would be great to start with a win – we have been working hard, now we must transport our training to the game,” said Pelembe.

The question on everyone’s mind is how the team is dealing with the pressure of defending the title. Pelembe had this to say: “Its normal pressure, you want to win every game. We aren’t going into the season overly worried about the title, but rather about every single match that leads to that podium. That’s how you have to think about it.”

With new members added to the Bidvest Wits camp, performance is going to be key for each player this season. Pelembe seems to believe the team is fit and ready for the season – we can’t wait to find out.