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Mark Haskins: The Semi-Finals Will Take Care Of Itself

Wits coach Mark Haskins has called on his players to 'express themselves' in tonight’s crucial Varsity Football clash against North-West University.

The Varsity Football competition is seriously heating up with the semi-finals fast approaching, with teams log-jammed in the middle of the table and all fighting it out for a place in the play-offs. 

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Wits currently occupy fourth place with NWU just above in third with two points more. Victory for either team could go a long way in securing a semi-final spot. 

Haskins, though, doesn’t want his team to get pre-occupied with the pressure and instead just go out there and enjoy themselves. 

“I think here at Wits we have always tried to create a culture where players feel comfortable to go out there and express themselves. Football is a game we all love and you will always produce better results is you are enjoying what you are doing. You will give more of yourself if you are playing with a smile,” Haskins said. 

“So, that is what we have been telling the boys. Don’t worry about the semi-finals. That will take care of itself. Play one game at a time. Go out there, and express yourself." 

Wits could have been closer to the play-offs already but were held to a goalless draw by a struggling Tuks side at home. Haskins doesn’t want to look back too much, and prefers to focus on the challenge ahead.

“We played well last week and we had chances to win the game and we never took it, but we that’s football. We move on this. This week we have NWU. They have been playing good football and were leading the log for some time, but they came unstuck last week against TUT, so they will definitely want to come back stronger this week and we need to be prepared for another tough game,” Haskins said. 

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