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CUT winger Oratile Mothibedi says determination to be the key against VUT

CUT will be desperate to break their duck in the 2023 Men’s Varsity Football competition when they welcome VUT to Bloemfontein on Thursday.

CUT have played some good football on their debut in the tournament, however, a win and valuable three points have eluded them as they head into the penultimate round before the playoffs.

Winger Oratile Mothibedi has been a handful for the opponents to deal with this season, and he has been one of CUT’s standout performers. He has previously played for Bloemfontein Celtic in the Multichoice Diski Championship.

Mothibedi, who is a big fan of the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sipho Mbule, feels that the one thing lacking in the team at the moment is experience, but the hunger and determination are certainly there.

“We have played well as a team and I believe we could have done more in our previous games but unfortunately experience was lacking in our crucial moments. I believe the boys showed hunger and determination which was not enough. Varsity Football is a great platform for us to showcase our God-given talent and I truly hope one or two of us can get some serious exposure.”

Mothibedi adds that a win this week against VUT won’t come easy and it’s something that they will have to dig deep for. Three points will give them a lot of confidence before next week’s big Bloemfontein derby against UFS.

“Going into this week's game, we understand how important it is for us to win so that we can also have the feeling of having three points. This will set the tone as we close it off next week against UFS. The most important game right now is our game against VUT which will be much tougher as they also need the points.”

CUT and VUT will face each other on Thursday at CUT Park. The game starts at 17:00.

Full fixture list HERE.

Information on tickets HERE.

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