“It Was Flabbergasting” – TUT
Tshwane University of Technology continue to break down any barriers in front of them after sealing a place in yet another Varsity Football final.
TUT have been forced to play every game away from their home base this season due to crowd disturbances in last year’s showpiece, but they have not let that deter them. Instead, it has only made Bushy Moloi’s team more determined to show they can still achieve the impossible.
On Thursday afternoon at UP-Tuks Stadium, they climbed arguably the highest mountain of their journey so far by defeating their arch-rivals Tuks 1-0 in a pulsating semi-final.
The goal was scored by none other than “Captain Fantastic” Elliott Seema with the tall centre-back showing all the fleet-footedness of a striker when he turned inside the five-yard area and drilled home a volley past the UP-Tuks goalkeeper Giovanni Idi.
Moloi led the team’s celebrations with his famous diski-jive dance moves and there was no doubt all his players were equally thrilled with the victory too.
“Firstly, I want to thank God and my teammates,” said goalkeeper Sikhumbuzo Ncube, who has been one of the stars of TUT’s 2018 Varsity Football campaign.
“It wasn’t easy hey. Final is here where we going. It was flabbergasting hey. It was topsy-turvy hey.”
TUT skipper and goal scorer Seema was equally satisfied with his team’s performance.
“I think were defended well. And then we waited for the right moment. And then we took our chance and we are happy that we are going to finals again. Hopefully we will go on to win the finals,” Seema said.
The last word though belongs to Seema’s lanky central defensive partner and last night’s Man of the Match Vusi Sibiya, who was ecstatic with TUT once again walking away with the bragging rights of Tshwane.
“This was my final!” Sibaya said. “It was a good game. We had many chances. We just didn’t convert them. We should have converted more.”