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Celtic Celebs Spotted At Varsity Football

What an amazing site it was to see charismatic Bloemfontein Celtic supporter Botha Langa leading the masses into song and dance during CUT's first home match of the 2016 Varsity Football campaign.

The competition has been known to attract bigger crowds than the PSL and NFD but seeing a so-called "celebrity" fan in the centre of a boisterous Bloemfontein crowd shows exactly what the beautiful game means to the Bloemfontein masses.

Langa, who is known for donning a shower cap when he turns out in support of PSL regulars Bloemfontein Celtic, was the centre of attention in the crowd that got behind newcomers CUT against Wits on Monday night.

However, the weather was a little bit too cold for the famous shower cap and Langa replaced it with a warmer option - a beanie.

Regardless of his head gear, the fact that he was among the students, supporting an amateur team shows how attractive this competition really is and who knows. maybe this is the start of attracting bigger crowds to PSL matches all over the country.

Langa - and many others like him who travel the country to support their favourite team - play an integral part in creating a massive atmosphere at the stadia and it is their status and enthusiasm that is needed to convert these University supporters into PSL and NFD fans.

What would help make it easier to attract a younger fan base is for this new breed of players, most of whom are known to the supporters, to be identified by professional teams and groomed to progress into the professional ranks.

There have been a few cases where Varsity players have made the stepped up to the professional ranks and it seems that there may be more of such players in the very near future.

Langa was not the only recognisable person on the grand stand as a few Celtic representatives were also spotted, which world suggest that the PSL outfit is keeping a close eye on the tournament in the hopes of spotting the next generation of Celtic players.

Maybe the time has come for the likes of Botha Langa to be compensated by the clubs they follow so loyally, in order for them to attend these Varsity Football matches with the vision of actively recruiting new faces to join the existing fan bases.

 

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