Bidvest Wits season preview

Overview: The Clever Boys claimed their maiden Premiership title under the guidance of head coach Gavin Hunt last season and will be hoping to show it’s only the beginning of their ambitions as a club.

Mamelodi Sundowns were the dominant force in South African football in the 2015/16 season, running away with the league title and clinching the CAF Champions League, but Hunt’s experience of winning the Premiership showed as he lead Wits to the silverware with a game to spare.

Smart decision-making in the transfer market gave Hunt a fighting chance. Despite allowing star player Sibusiso Vilakazi to join title rivals Sundowns, Hunt’s side performed exceptionally well with new signings Cuthbert Malajila (loan) and Gabadinho Mhanhgo contributing with goals and playing in the majority of league games.