Varsity Football Plans To Entertain The Masses
Varsity Football Tournament Has Plans To Entertain The Masses
Varsity Football has certainly lived up to its billing in the first two rounds of action as one of the most exciting tournaments to watch.
Not only are crowds flocking to the stadiums around the country to see the abundance of young talent on display, but fans are watching on television and also creating a buzz on social media.
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) striker Themba Ndlovu is fast becoming a household name through his action-packed performances, while Central University of Technology goalkeeper Kabi Ntsane continues to shine between the posts for the Bloemfontein-based side.
But it is not only the bigger teams that are creating a buzz. North-West University (NWU) is providing their spectators with plenty to cheer about at the moment.
The Mafikeng Stadium is fast becoming a fortress with NWU beating the more-fancied Wits outfit in the last encounter to jump into pole position on the Varsity Football log. They opened their campaign with a 3-0 victory over basement dwellers University of Fort Hare last week.
“It’s a reflection of the preparation we have put in. We just came from USSA and that has prepared us well. The momentum is with us,” NWU coach Amos Xabanisa said.
“The type of football we’re playing, people like that. We’re playing in front of big crowds at home and we look to entertain. There is a lot of respect for our team
“We’re just taking one game at a time. We know there are some tough games ahead but we’ll see how long the momentum stays with us.”
Although Xabanisa maintains his team’s lofty position is due to a “team effort” there have been some standout individual performances in the NWU team thus far.
Mogomotsi Molefe was particularly impressive in the victory over Wits, while Wendelle Martin also produced a cracking volley.