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Highlands Park want 'one or two' Wits players

Highlands Park head coach Owen Da Gama says the club are keen on signing two outgoing Bidvest Wits' players.

The Clever Boys will cease to exist next season after being sold to the owners Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

A number of players are already negotiating their exits, with the Lions on the North keen to snap up "one or two players".

Speaking to the Sowetan, Da Gama said: "We've spoken and we've put some names down, but obviously, we can't divulge those names otherwise it won't be good for the players.

"Yes, we are interested in one or two players, but we will have to wait until the football is finished."

Da Gama, meanwhile, can emphathise with what Wits boss Gavin Hunt is going through after facing the prospect of losing his job when Silver Stars sold their shares to Platinum Stars in 2007.

While Da Gama although ultimately kept his job, Hunt on the other hand had been told he will not be kept on. He now faces the prospect of finding a new club - although he shouldn't be too hard pressed for employment, with Hunt having won four Premier Soccer League titles.

Da Gama added: "It is very difficult. I had a little bit of that taste when Silver Stars was sold to Platinum Stars; players had to relocate and all that.

"I understand a little bit about that; it is not very easy on Gavin and all the players."