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TUT Coach: Title-Winning Team Remains One Of Varsity Football’s Underdogs

TUT Coach Says His Title-Winning Team Remains One Of Varsity Football’s Underdogs

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 25, 2017 07:38 PM

“They have the HPC, we have the LPC.” These are the comments of Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) wily coach, Bushy Moloi.

The TUT mentor was, of course, referring to the state-of-the-art High-Performance Centre at cross-town rivals UP-Tuks, who his team face in Thursday night’s opening encounter of the 2017 season. 

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For years TUT has played second fiddle to UP-Tuks after their opponents won the inaugural two editions of Varsity Football in 2013 and 2014. But things changed in South Africa's capital city in 2016, when Moloi finally led his TUT charges to their maiden Varsity Football championship. TUT were also runners-up to UWC in the 2015 edition.

So, does that make TUT the “big dogs” in Tshwane now?

“(Laughs) No, no … we are still the underdogs. We only have two players from last year’s championship winning team. Tukkies have their full squad,” Moloi said.

“They have the HPC we have the LPC. (Laughs again). They have all the infrastructure. But we are currently the SA champions. We won Varsity Football last year and we won the University Games. The last time I checked there was only one team with the name Tshwane in it and it’s not Tukkies.”

Moloi is also wary of placing too much pressure on his youthful squad, and instead of focusing on individual talent, wants his team to blend together if they are to defend their Varsity Football title. 

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“I don’t like singling out players. My players often say I am a very difficult coach because I don’t talk about specific players. It is always about the team,” Moloi added.

“Many of my guys are playing top-flight football for the first time. There’s lots of new players. But they are exciting like they showed at the University Games. We’re really looking forward to Varsity Football this season.”  



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freedomtoutoo Jul 26, 2017 08:46 AM
Good luck guys. Looking forward to this year's edition of varsity trophy
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Tshwane teams are always good with football
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Jabuul Jul 25, 2017 09:41 PM
I want to study at Tswane by 2019 so that can I develope my talent

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