THE remarkable run of form of the Central University of Technology (CUT) Free State men’s football team, shows no sign of coming to an end in their quest for the Varsity Football Cup glory.
Unbeatable in their maiden season of participation in the university tournament, the gutsy lads from Bloemfontein have secured a berth in the semi-final in the prestigious football competition.
They attained a semi-final berth after a nail-biting 3-2 win over the University of Pretoria visitors in a fixture played on Monday night (15/08) at the CUT Stadium in Bloemfontein.
The hard-fought victory propelled the local lads to claim second position on the log with 11 points.
Orapeleng Manopole was again the star of the show as he scored twice in the game to ensure CUT overcome their equally determined opponents.
The stocky goal-poacher was deservedly awarded the man of the match trophy for his stunning form and it was his second in succession.
Monday’s emphatic win was CUT’s second on home soil with the first win (2-1) over the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) on Monday (08/08).
The Free Staters have won three matches and drawn two against the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC), respectively.
Fired-up CUT boys are two points behind current leaders, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), who boasts 13 points at the helm.
UWC are in third place with seven points and are also intact for the championship.
Thus far, three varsity teams are unbeaten, which are CUT, TUT and UWC.
The Free State lads have a quality chance to dethrone current log-leaders TUT if they win against them in an intriguing away fixture on Monday (22/08) in Pretoria.
Victory for the leaders will see them widen the gap at the top of table.