“I am the one who will tell him the truth” Hunt on Campbell

Written by on 16 March, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Supersport United Head coach Gavin Hunt believes teenage star Shandre Campbell should work on improving his overall game, and will always “tell him the truth” about his performances to help the youngster keep his feet on the ground.

The 18 year-old netted twice as Matsatsantsa recorded a 3-1 win over Richards Bay FC in a Nedbank Cup Round of 16 clash in Umlazi on Saturday. Campbell took his overall goal contributions to 9 in all competitions this season, as he continues to shine in his break through campaign at the Tshwane club.

“He’s gotta learn to play without the ball and besides the two goals he’s certainly gotta look at his performance, but those are the things young players gotta learn,” said Hunt speaking to reporters after the match.

Hunt reiterated the importance of keeping the youngsters’s feet on the ground by always telling him the truth about his performances and where he needs to improve.

“I’m the only one who will tell him the truth, you as the media won’t tell the truth, his parents are not gonna tell him the truth, his agent is not gonna tell him the truth, I’m the only one that tells him the truth,” said Hunt.

“That’s my job to keep people’s feet on the ground, keep them working keep them doing things getting better. This (his two goals against Richards Bay) doesn’t help as well, you know what I mean. Fantastic he scored two goals but this doesn’t help, you know what I am saying? I’m the guy that’s gotta pick up the pieces all the time.”

Supersport United have joined the University of Pretoria, AmaZulu FC, Stellenbosch FC and Chippa United who have all placed their names in the hat for the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals.


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