Varsity Football round two preview


The exciting first week set the tone for the rest of the competition. Impressive scores on the opening week include University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) 6 – 0 thrashing of Witwaterstrand University (Wits Football), and North West University’s (NWU) 3 – 0 win over University of Fort Hare (UFH).

The defending champions, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will be in action as they travel to the Davidson Stadium to face UFH. Last time teams met, the Pretoria side managed a 2-1 victory and will be hoping for another positive result. TUT clinched a point in their last game against University of Pretoria (UP-TUKS) thanks to a late goal from Themba Ndlovu, ending the match with the scores level.

Central University of Technology (CUT) pulled off an unexpected win over University of Johannesburg (UJ) in front of a sold out CUT crowd. The only goal of the game came from the Bloemfontein side’s Mpho Molwatse in the 66th minute, and proved enough to carry them to the end of the game.

CUT will face current log-leaders UWC in Bloemfontein.

TV audiences will get to witness NWU play host to Wits at the Mafikeng Stadium. This fixture is a historic repeat of the first Varsity Football match, which took place back in 2013 – a memorable occasion which featured a brace for Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabo Mnyamane.

Varsity Football fans and students alike are indeed in for a treat.