Register Login Scores

Varsity Football

Wits Heartbroken As TUT Secure Title

Wits vice-captain Mahle Mtabane was heartbroken after the agonising Varsity Football final defeat to the Tshwane University of Technology but believes his team can still carry their heads high. 

Read: Battle Of The Coaches For Varsity Football Final!

The Wits class of 2018 outstripped all their predecessors by becoming the first team to progress to the final. The home supporters came out in their numbers to the Bidvest Wits Stadium on Thursday evening but unfortunately left disappointed when a late goal by TUT sealed a 2-1 victory for the 'Red Machine'.

“I am heartbroken,” Mtabane said.

“We gave it our everything. I don’t think there is a worse way to lose. In the last minutes of the game. Everybody just slumped to the ground. We worked so hard, but there was no way back from there.” 

The BA Media Honours student believes that his team has much to be proud of despite the eventual outcome of the final.

“I actually think with a bit of time, we will look back at what we achieved this season with a lot of pride. We made it to the final. We were a couple of minutes away from taking the game to penalties. We brought a lot of pride back to the university. We united the nation,” he said. 

“If (you)look at the stands, it was filled. People were singing, screaming, enjoying themselves. And that was us who brought those people together. There were even more people than for a PSL game here last night. That was overwhelming and we (can) be proud about. Obviously, we wanted to win, but it was a great occasion.”  

Chiefs Earmark Varsity Star For Naturena Switch?

Mark Haskins: Football Is Played On The Pitch

Battle Of The Coaches For Varsity Football Final!

comments

Top 5

Lorch Makes Progress, Pirates Return Doubtful

15 Nov 25, 2020 10:10 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

7 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

79 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

13 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Confirmed: Percy Tau On Mzansi Screens!

Nov 25, 2020 12:47 PM in Players Abroad

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

14 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

79 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

13 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Ngcongca's Heartfelt Moments With The World's Best Players

1 Nov 23, 2020 12:05 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Sundowns Star Receives Puskas Nomination

17 Nov 25, 2020 12:08 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Pitso’s COVID Disadvantage Ahead Of CAF Final

5 Nov 25, 2020 09:34 AM in Players Abroad

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Breaking: Middendorp And Maritzburg Agree Terms

46 Nov 25, 2020 02:18 PM in PSL