Such is the pressure the three-time championship-winning coach is clearly under to ensure the title dream becomes a reality.
It took a pat on his back by CEO Jose Ferreira to calm him down after Wits beat Maritzburg United 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
There are just three matches to go, and all Wits have to do is continue eking out results like they did here on Sunday.
Coming into this match having derailed Cape Town City’s title aspirations, Maritzburg were always going to prove hard to beat.
And it took Wits a top-class header by Phumlani Ntshangase to break the Team of Choice’s resistance.
Substitute Phakamani Mahlambi delivered a good free kick from the right, and the ball eluded everyone on the centre of the box.
But Ntshangase was perfectly positioned at the far end, unmarked, to power the ball in at the far post.
A sense of relief enveloped the tiny arena that soon reverberated into chants of excitement as the brass band played on.