SuperSport United stalwart defender Thabo September says they welcome the opportunity to meet their former coach, Gavin Hunt, when they take on Bidvest Wits in a Telkom Knockout quarterfinal match.
September was speaking after the Telkom Knockout Cup draw against Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon.
Matsatsantsa are drawn against the Clever Boys for the quarterfinals of the TKO after they beat Free State Stars by 1-0 while the Braamfontein side beat Moroka Swallows 3-0 in their last-16 ties.
“It was going to be a tough draw, looking at the top four teams last season, we’re happy to face Wits – it’s our job to bring trophies to the club,” said September.
“We’ll go to them with one mission, to overcome them and it will be good to play against our former coach, Gavin Hunt again – that will be good for the players.”
The former Umthatha Bush Bucks player also touched on his former teammate who’s on loan at Ajax Cape Town, Thabiso Nkoana, admitting his side are happy to miss them in the draw.
“I’m glad for him (Nkoana) because he didn’t change now that he’s going to Ajax – he’s scoring and his confidence is back,” added September.
“I’m relieved now that we’ve avoided Ajax you know, he’s a kid that works hard on his game and it’s not happening by default that he’s scoring.”
This will be the second meeting between these two sides after Wits defeated United 1-0 away in a league match back in August.