Kovsie through to ABC

2017-06-14 06:05
The buoyant Kovsie FC team and technical staff celebrating their promotion to the ABC Motsepe League.

The buoyant Kovsie FC team and technical staff celebrating their promotion to the ABC Motsepe League.

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After missing out on promotion to the ABC Motsepe League last season, the Kovsie FC men’s team got it right the second time around.

The University of the Free State’s (UFS) Bloemfontein campus side will compete in the semi-professional league in the new season of 2017-’18.

The team was unsuccessful in its first attempt in 2015-’16.

However, the university outfit made up for failure in the previous season.

Kovsie’s promotion came after winning the Free State leg of the SAB League promotion play-offs recently in Sasolburg.

The UFS boys were promoted alongside Young Masters from Fezile Dabi.

Four clubs which won the third-tier league in their respective regions contested for two available spots in the provincial stream of the ABC Motsepe League, also administered by the South African Football Association (Safa).

Masters and Kovsie are gearing up for a tough maiden season in the ABC Motsepe League, starting in September.

Led by coach Queen Modutwane, Kovsie (Mangaung Metro) beat three teams, Small Tigers (Thabo Mofutsanyana), Days FC (Lejweleputswa) and Masters to the main prize of being crowned the 2016-’17 SAB League provincial champions.

The Bloemfontein outfit walked away with the overall prize as the Free State champions and Modutwane was awarded as coach of the series for successfully guiding his team to the semi-professional ABC Motsepe League.

Modutwane is buoyant about his team’s achievement.

“We were bound to do well to prove we are worthy competitors, not only in the region but also provincially. It is a good morale booster for the players.

“Promotion presents us with an exciting opportunity to display talent and new challenge,” said Modutwane.

Kovsie drew one-all against Master and Tigers in other fixtures.

The university boys pulled out all the stops, demolishing favourites Days FC with 4-1.

Days were favourites on the basis that they reached this year’s Nedbank Cup last-32 leg.

Kovsie’s promotion to the ABC Motsepe League increased the number of teams to seven in the greater Mangaung.

Kovsie joined Bloemfontein Young Tigers, Mangaung Unite, Hunters FC, Bubchu United, Central University of Technology (CUT) and Bloemfontein Celtic, and is the second university team after CUT in the Free State stream of the ABC Motsepe League.

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