This year’s Varsity Football 2021 season, has nothing but, scintillating, demanding and equally so, very hot—-EyaChesa.
It’s been EyaChesa for various reasons, including mega rivalries, mesmerizing football, unpredictable results and dishing out of spectacular goals. As such, FARPost have been following this nail-biting tournament with keen interest.
1. UJ in pole position
Having amassed 7 points from 3 matches, University of Johannesburg looks primed for this Varsity Football 2021 edition.
The colourful Orange-Army have won 2 and drawn 1 in their opening games. Under the tutelage of Coach Karabo Mogudi, this UJ side play with speed, forward aggression and tactical intelligence in attack.
2. NWU silent approach
The North West University football history brims with top talent emanating from this institution. Boalefa Pule, Thabo Mnyamane and Thabo Rakhale are some of the brilliant soccer alumni from this Mafikeng campus.
Coach Karabo Masehela has worked tirelessly to refine this machine to the specification of its past performers. NWU plays a solid brand of football characterized by individual brilliance, group interplay and general harmony in the transitional play.
3. Wits the underdogs
Take this Wits team for granted, and you will face the consequences. Structured around teamwork, meaningful playing combinations and physicality, Wits are the most dangerous team of this competition.
Languishing in 5th position, and having accrued 4 points from 3 matches, Wits are still in the race and will rally behind themselves going into matchday 4.
4. UFS & VUT
Both the University of Free State and Vaal University of Technology are the unpredictable and dynamic members of this tournament.
Both are fearless, ruthless and enterprising with significant understanding of both their attacking and defensive capabilities. They occupy 3rd and 4th positions respectively, with equal numbers of points (4), expect them to punch above their weight and throw this championship wide open.
5. Tshwane giants
The host, University of Pretoria (UP-Tuks) and their highly decorated neighbours, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have experienced a catastrophic start.
Both are positioned 6th and 7th respectively, after some poor performance in the opening 3 matches.
As they face a tough hurdle to fight their way back into the tournament, expect the brains trust of both camps, to conjure a mixed-recovery recipe in their next round of matches.