Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has resigned himself to losing one of his club’s most exciting prospects‚ left winger Vincent Pule.
Pule is the player who scored the cheeky back-heeled goal that won Wits the Telkom Knockout last month‚ the only piece of silverware they’ve managed to win in a season in which they are battling relegation and struggling to defend a league title they won for the first time in the last campaign.
Hunt revealed Pule’s pending move straight after his team beat SuperSport United 2-0 in the Absa Premiership at Bidvest Stadium on Tuesday.
The victory was a third for Hunt’s team in 16 league outings and lifted them off basement of the 16-team table‚ a position they have occupied for the better part of this season.
“I think Pule has been signed by a big club in South Africa‚” said a disappointed Hunt‚ shedding light into Pule’s future.
Pule has six months remaining in his current contract with Wits and will go to his new club as a free agent.
“He is not leaving us now but will do so in June.
“I don’t want him to leave but there’s nothing we can do.”
The 25-year-old who has been with Wits since 2014 when he joined from African Warriors has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs and the fact that his affairs are being handled by Tim Sukazi have strengthen those claims.
Sukazi is known to have a strong relationship with Amakhosi as he has a number of big-name players at the club.
Hunt also hinted that the club might reveal a player or two before the end of this week to add on to recent signings Edwin Gyimah‚ striker Lehlohonolo Majoro‚ Maritzburg United’s German-Ghanaian defender Denis Weidlich and recalled winger Sifiso Myeni.
Wits have also signed Polokwane City striker Thobani Mncwango and Cape Town City centreback Robyn Johannes on pre-contracts to join the club in July.
The Wits officials have been busy this week trying to get a work permit for Weidlich as Hunt is keen to have him in his defence .
Wits will be without the suspended Bongani Khumalo when they visit Chippa United in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.