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Varsity Stars: Semi-Final

The Varsity Football semi-finals served up two tense penalty shootouts after both games ended in stalemates after the allotted 90 minutes.

With that in mind, selecting a team proved tougher than usual, however, there were some individuals who stood out. Lloyd Morulane of TUT and UJ's Mpumelelo Sambo pulled off brilliant saves in the shootout to hand their teams the victory, however, Morulane's winning penalty kick gave him the edge.

Just two goals were scored in the 180 minutes between the games, therefore defenders and midfielders were hard to select while selecting strikers proved to be even more challenging.

Lloyd Morulane (TUT)

Pulled off a brilliant penalty save before slamming home the winning penalty

Sipho Sibiya (TUT)

Stood firm in defence and proved to be a major threat in the air on attack.

Wendelle Martin (NWU-Mafikeng)

There is no denying his defensive prowess after yet another strong showing.

Matthew Edwards (UJ)

Captain fantastic is the heartbeat of the team and his brilliant effort helped his side bag the unlikely victory.

Sifiso Ngwenya (NWU-Mafikeng)

Gave the visitors plenty of go-forward ball and was a handful.

Sipho Mateis (NWU-Mafikeng)

Stood firm in his defensive midfield role.

Katlego Kgetjepe (TUT)

Remains a threat no matter who the opposition is or how much of the ball he sees.

Tumelo Njoti (CUT)

Put in a man of the match performance for the home side, even if it was in a losing cause.

Jacob Hlalele (TUT)

Managed to create some chances with the limited ball he had.

Orebotse Mongae (NWU-Mafikeng)

Turned on the style and kept the TUT defence honest with his blistering pace and vision.

Tshepo Tolo (UJ)

Came off the bench to grab a crucial goal that allowed his team to bag the penalty shootout victory.

Do you agree with our selections? Leave a comment to let us know.


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