CUT’s Varsity dream lives

2016-08-31 06:00
TUMELO NJOTI of CUT (blue) and Wendelle Martin of NWU Mafikeng during the Varsity Football Cup match played on Monday (29/08). Photo: Supplied

TUMELO NJOTI of CUT (blue) and Wendelle Martin of NWU Mafikeng during the Varsity Football Cup match played on Monday (29/08). Photo: Supplied

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THE Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State’s dream to lift the Varsity Football Cup is still alive.

The newcomers in the competition secured a slot in the tournament’s semifinal after sharing the spoils with North-West University on Monday (29/08). The two teams drew goalless in a game of missed chances played at the CUT’s stadium in Bloemfontein.

Also through to the semifinal are current log-leaders Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Both CUT and TUT will know their opponents on Thursday (01/09) after a fixture between Wits University and North-West University (NWU). The outcome between the remaining two varsities will determine which is to face off against CUT and which against TUT.

CUT and TUT are the first of the eight teams competing in the championship to qualify for the semi­final. The Free State lads reached this stage of the competition due to their rich vein of form, which saw them finishing on 12 points behind the leaders, TUT, who are undefeated.

The sole Free State loss of 0-4 was at the hands of the hot favourites TUT in a game played away in Pretoria on Monday, 22 August.

If the Free State varsity side wins their semifinal fixture, they will possibly set up a grudge final against TUT and that will grant them a quality chance to avenge their 0-4 defeat.

The semifinal is scheduled to be played on 8 September at venues yet to be announced, while the final is scheduled for 20 September. The host venue for this game is also yet to be announced.

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