Varsity Football Keeper To Be Scouted By PSL Teams?
Ntsane Kabe Could Be On The Radar For PSL Teams After Varsity Football
Ntsane Kabe. Remember the name for there is every chance you could see this young goalkeeper parading his talents in the Premier Soccer League very soon.
The Central University of Technology (CUT) shot-stopper delivered a brilliant performance in the Varsity Football tournament opener in Bloemfontein on Thursday night to ensure the home side started their campaign on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over last year’s runners-up University of Johannesburg (UJ).
It was sweet revenge for the CUT side after being defeated on penalties by UJ in last year’s semi-final. Although it was Mpho Molwatse’s goal that ultimately separated the teams, there was no denying that Kabe was the real hero on the day.
Though not particularly tall for a goalkeeper, the 18-year-old showed great athleticism and agility to make numerous big saves to keep his team in the contest.
Kabe was certainly a fan-favourite with the strong home support, who created a real festive atmosphere inside the CUT Stadium with their singing and chanting all through the game.
Kabe, though, kept his best for the very last when he dived acrobatically to his right to palm a strong header from a UJ attacker in the dying moments of the game to send the CUT Stadium into raptures.
He certainly knew it was a good save as he immediately leapt up to pick up the ball and walk towards the edge of his box to lap up the applause.
“I was supposed to save the team. The team was dependent on me. I had to work hard,” Kabe said post-match after receiving the Samsung Best Shot award.
The CUT keeper is certainly an entertainer as earlier in the game he almost pulled off an infamous René Higuita move by wandering way outside his box, but fortunately for Kabe he managed to clear the ball before being dispossessed unlike the former Colombian goalkeeper was at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.