PSL Clubs Eye Pitso
NWU-Pukke's star right wing, Kagiso Pitso, is destined for glory and following an excellent showing in the Varsity Football tournament, has been approached by a few PSL clubs.
Although it is all talks at the moment and nothing is concrete, Pitso is hopeful of advancing his career, while remaining mum on the names of the clubs.
Pitso is one of three players who have nominated for the prestigious Varsity Football Player of the Tournament award.
"It is great to be one of the three nominees for the Player of the Tournament award and it reflects well on me for the near future. It showed me that all the hard work I put in during the pre-season was worth it but the hard work does not stop now. I have to admit though that it would be awesome to win the award.
"I have heard from a few PSL clubs but it is just talk at this moment in time. Nothing is concrete yet. It would be nice to advance my career but right now I am focussed on my role at Pukke," Pitso said.
That role includes him helping the Potchefstroom students advance to USSA Nationals at the end of the year but they will first have to overcome their Mafikeng counterparts to reach that event.
Pukke can draw on the confidence that they have already beaten the more-fancied Mafikeng outfit on two occassions, on their way to qualifying for the 2015 Varsity Football tournament but Pitso believes it won't be any easier this time around.
"Our immediate aim, as a team, is to ensure that we qualify for USSA Nationals but in order for us to do that, we will need to beat Mafikeng again. They are a very good side but we know we are capable of beating them again.
"The experience we gained from playing in Varsity Football has given us the confidence and belief we need to retain our spot in this event. There were times, especially towards the end of the competition, where our performances and character let us down. We definitely had the team to win the tournament but the loss of concentration at crucial stages came back to haunt us
"It was our first time in this tournament and although we should have done better at the business end, we can still hold our heads high when you look at our results after that opening round loss," he added.