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Cape Town City v Bidvest Wits

Bidvest Wits are looking to step up their pursuit of Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a trip to face Cape Town City on Saturday.

Hunt's side are 11 points behind Chiefs at the moment, but have three games in hand on their Johannesburg rivals, meaning they would move to within two points of the Glamour Boys if they win their games in hand.

The Clever Boys tactician has bemoaned his side's inability to kill off games in the past and this was once again evident in their 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday.

The Students spurned a host of opportunities, especially in the first half and had to salvage the victory with two goals in the last ten minutes from Haashim Domingo and Gift Motupa.

Lorenzo Gordinho arrives from Kaizer Chiefs to bolster the defence and could get his debut in Cape Town.

At present, the Citizens are third from bottom and just one point above the drop zone, having suffered a 3-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday.

The Cape side still play an attractive brand of football and Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp said in the aftermath of his side's victory that Jan Olde Riekerink's charges had too much quality to go down.

Olde Riekerink began his tenure with a 5-3 home win over Polokwane City. But since then, City have played to two draws and four losses (one of which was against Wits).

And City midfielder Thabo Nodada has urged his teammates to rediscover their swagger.

When asked what his needed to find to turn around their fortunes, Nodada replied:

:A bit of arrogance. You don't become a bad player overnight," Nodada told KickOff.

"To get some of that arrogance back will do us good. It will get everybody believing in their ability and knowing they can do it.

"We need to get that back‚ that arrogance that says‚ 'hey‚ you are in Cape Town‚ you are playing against Thabo. You must know that you are playing against Thabo today'."

And Nodada has revealed what he expects from Wits tactically and anticipates a hard-fought encounter.

"We are expecting them to spread the ball from left to right very well‚ as they did in the first game," said the Citizens' playmaker.

"We are expecting them to switch from right-back to left-wing throughout the game‚ we are excepting a lot of fight‚ hunger and determination.

"A fight for three points‚ a fight for one point‚ a fight for a header or a tackle. It will be a fight."