Wits Accept Their Fate
Wits University Accept Their Varsity Football Fate
Wits coach Mark Haskins believes his team only have themselves to blame for their 'shambolic' 2017 Varsity Football season.
The Gauteng side has just one victory from five matches, conceding 14 goals in the process and are positioned in second last place on the log. With just two rounds of league action remaining, Wits are unable to qualify for the play-offs.
"I think we have accepted our fate. We only have ourselves our blame. We let ourselves down. The technical team and the players. This side had so much potential after a good USSA week, but it was not to be. It's been shambolic. We only have pride to play for now to show that we are a much better side than what we have delivered thus far," Haskins said.
It doesn't get any easier for Wits with defending champions and current log-leaders Tshwane University of Technology up next. TUT has been in splendid form, boasting the star player of the tournament Themba Ndlovu, who will be looking to extend his six-goal tally against the struggling Wits side.
Haskins has, though, pointed where matters have gone wrong for Wits and he is hopeful that if they rectify these issues, his team can put up a solid challenge next Monday.
"There is a myriad of factors, but I think our concentration has let us down at crucial times this season. Every team knows they need to focus at the start and just before and after half-time, but we've conceded early goals quite often that has put us on the back foot for the rest of the game.
"Equally, we have conceded either side of the whistle. That's criminal. If we can stay focused during these times it will help. The loss of two key players before the tournament has also had an impact," Haskins.