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Vellios turns Focus To MDC

UP-Tuks coach Evangelos Vellios has turned his attention to the Multichoice Diski Challenge.
After being dumped out of the Varsity Football tournament on penalties in their semifinal against Tshwane rivals TUT, Vellios and the bulk of his UP-Tuks squad are now fully focused on the Ubder-23 competition.
They have made a convincing start to the season, with 3-1 wins against Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars putting them on top of the log, and Vellios has drawn heavily on his Varsity Football squad.
There are about six or seven Varsity Football players in our MDC side, and we have made a good start so hopefully we can go on from here," he said.
Vellios said that making the step up from Varsity Football is not that tough and pointed to the amount of former Varsity Football players currently playing in the PSL as evidence.
"The gap is really not that big, look at how well guys like Thabo Mnyamane and Botshelo Mfulwane have done for AmaTuks in the PSL," he said.
As reigning champions, UP-Tuks do not have to qualify for the USSA championships at the end of the year, so Vellios has been able to use the qualifying matches to look at his depth.
"The focus for us is to get out of our group at USSA and make the last eight to secure a place in Varsity Football next year.
"I have been able to look at a few fresh faces as there is not much pressure on us as we qualify automatically as champions," he explained.
However, for now his focus is firmly on the Diski Challenge and translating the consistency they have found in three seasons of Varsity Football into that competition.

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