Gavin Hunt has confirmed that Bidvest Wits defender, Buhle Mkhwanazi, will play no part in the rest of 2016 as he recovers from a facial injury that he sustained last month.
The Clever Boys went three games without a win this weekend as they fell to a late goal from Lebogang Manyama in a 3-2 defeat to Cape Town City – conceding in the final minutes for the second time following the 2-2 draw with Highlands Park.
Hunt says that the late goals are a cause for concern, although was adamant that his side did enough to win the game prior to dropping all three points. His side have been without their main centre pairing for two games now, with Siboniso Gaxa playing for two games in a row for the first time since February.
The Wits coach told the media over the weekend, “It’s a concern, but we know that we should’ve won the game comfortably. Besides that, how many chances do we want to have? So we’re disappointed to lose like that and to concede two games in a row like that now. It’s a problem for us.”
Also, with regards to injuries, Buhle Mkhwanazi has been ruled out for the rest of the year, with Hunt explaining, “Buhle got his face kicked in so he won’t play again this year, and Tyson hopefully – I don’t know – maybe his finger is still sore. We need one or two others as well.”
Mkhwanazi was involved in a collision during the draw with Gordon Igesund’s side, with Hlatshwayo having to undergo surgery after being bitten during a mugging recently.
Meanwhile, when asked about new signing, Gaxa, Hunt said, “He hasn’t played, but he had to play because we’ve got nobody else. He hasn’t played or trained much and then played two games in a short space of time and maybe it’s too much, but we didn’t have anybody else.”