History-making Wits celebrated their first-ever PSL title on Wednesday night.
Not only was it the Students’ maiden league crown in their 92-year existence, but their record 60-point haul (and counting with one game left to play) is also the most in a season.
The Clever Boys clinched the title with a 2-0 win over Polokwane City, thanks to goals from striker James Keene and winger Daine Klate.
With defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns drawing 2-2 at home to Maritzburg United, Wits players and their coaching staff couldn’t wait to start the party before the final whistle.
Coach Gavin Hunt could not hide his emotions has he praised his potent cocktail of speedy youngsters, hardened veterans and true champions for a mission accomplished.
Vol trane, Hunt said: “We’ve done well away as well, but it’s a culmination of hard work. It wasn’t easy Yoh! Can’t really talk much!
“When I first came here, I looked at this squad and I said that I didn’t think the team was good enough. And I’ve been here for four years now – third, third, second and now champions!
“So, it’s taken a long time to try and overhaul the team, change everything – change the mentality, how we want to do it, how we want to play. It takes time, and for a club like Wits to win the league is unbelievable.
“I had so many players who phoned me this morning, guys who are legends of the club. It’s a great achievement.”
On their record-breaking night, Hunt also became the third coach to guide a club to four PSL titles – alongside Gordon Igesund and the late Ted Dumitru.
Hunt took SuperSport United to an incredible three consecutive league crowns between 2008 to 2010.
And the history-making didn’t end there, as goal hero Klate – still just 32 – clinched his sixth league title.