Defending champions TUT finally got the scoreboard properly rolling in round 2 of the 2023 Varsity Football competition. Ronald Mabaso was undoubtedly the hero with a four goal haul.
Here are the players who impressed yesterday.
Ronald Mabaso (TUT)
It was the Ronald Mabaso show in Bloemfontein when TUT thumped CUT 6-2. He had feet of fire, scoring four goals to get the defending champions’ 2023 campaign going properly.
Mabaso scored twice in the first half. He added insult to injury by netting twice more to hand his team a comprehensive win.
Damien Overmeyer (UWC)
Damian Overmeyer had three shots on target with the defensive-turned-attacking midfielder from UWC being a standout against UJ. Overmeyer's counter-attacking runs, ability to move forward and still be able to take key shots were unmatched. He put enormous pressure on the UJ defence and if it wasn’t for UJ goalkeeper Lona Richard Banga, the outcome could’ve been entirely different.
Kamogelo Matane (NWU)
NWU goalkeeper Kamogelo Matana put in a brilliant performance for NWU against VUT.
Throughout the match, he stood as an impenetrable wall, thwarting every attempt made by the opposing team with remarkable agility and precision. Matane has managed to keep a clean sheet in both Varsity games so far, further solidifying his reputation as a formidable and indispensable asset to the NWU team.
Bonke Nxiwa (UFH)
UFH captain and centre-back Bonke Nxiwa had an outstanding game against UFS. He acted like a commander, slowing down the intensity of the game when it mattered most. He demonstrated outstanding leadership by winning almost all the aerial balls and dribbling past the UFS forwards. His switching of play from left to right wing-back improved their performance.