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Hunt lured me: Benjani


FORMER Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari says that the arrival of Gavin Hunt at South African club Bidvest Wits played a major role in his decision to join the team.

Report by Sports Reporter

Mwaruwari spent some time with Hunt’s former team SuperSport United last season when his current coach was at the club, but a deal could not be reached between Matsatsantsa and the former Zimbabwean international.

Benjani later had a short stint with relegated side Chippa United near the end of last season.

The 34-year-old has now reunited with the man that he could not partner with last season and is enjoying his time with the Clever Boys under Hunt’s guidance.

“Of course it played a major role in me being here at the club,” the former Manchester City striker told Kick-Off yesterday.

“You get to know the person, how he is and how he wants things done.

“The understanding is the most important thing because while I was there (at SuperSport) even though I did not have a contract, but was very professional because that is the key.

“Coming early to training and doing things correctly you earn people’s respect.”

Having started his Premier Soccer League career with Jomo Cosmos in the late 1990’s before he moved to Europe in 2001, Benjani hopes that the 2013/2014 campaign will not be his last.

“It depends on whether it will be my last, but if I finish well then I will keep on going,” added Benjani. “I have been playing football since I was young and it is my passion and I think that if you are still good then there is no reason to stop.

“But if I am struggling and things aren’t going my way then that is where I will stop.”

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