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TUT’s Mabaso plans to continue racking up the goals

Defending champions TUT finally tasted victory in round 2 of the 2023 Varsity Football competition with a commanding 6-2 thumping of CUT. Four goals from the boot of striker Ronald Mabaso sealed the deal.

The victory for Bushy Moloi’s troops came after a disappointing goalless draw against UFS in the opening round in Bloemfontein. Opportunity delayed proved to not be opportunity denied as Mabaso returned to Varsity Football following a two years absence.

“I feel good to be back and about my performance, as a striker my primary job is to score goals and help my team win. Last year I did not qualify and 2021 I got injured in the first game and got ruled out,” says Mabaso.

Mabaso hails from Mothotlung on the outskirts of Brits and joined TUT in 2019 when he impressed Moloi while playing for Titans FC in the SAB Club Champions. His debut came against fierce rivals Tuks the same year, with TUT the winners on the day. Mabaso says he remembers it well.

“My Varsity Football debut was difficult as we were playing against very experienced players such as the likes of Mohau Khunana. TUT were the defending champions and a lot was expected from me as a striker.”

The 25-year-old’s sterling performance last week against TUT earned him the man of the match award. He has now scored seven goals in Varsity Football and promises to score more as he says his performance was not a fluke.

“With my performance on the night, I am not going put a lot of pressure on myself, the goal is to play nine games and defend our title. I will score more goals to help my team achieve that. It is difficult for us already as we play away from our supporters. Just like any youngster, I want to play professionally and hopefully abroad.”

By Lehlogonolo Ditshego

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