University of Pretoria 3 – 0 University of Johannesburg

The University of Pretoria bounced back from their home defeat to TUT with a resounding 3-0 away win against the University of Johannesburg in Round Three of Varsity Football.

Goals by FNB Man of the Match Tiago da Serra, Mogau Khwinana and Mbongeni Masilela saw UP-Tuks claim their first win of the 2016 competition and captain Simbongile Njokwe believes that their win is all thanks to a tweaking of their attacking approach. But they will need to change their approach once again when they face NWU-Mafikeng.

UP-Tuks return home to face NWU-Mafikeng in Round Four of Varsity Football on Monday, 8 August at the Tuks Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 18:30.

Man of the Match: Tiago da Serra (Tuks)

 Tshwane University of Technology 2 – 1 University of Fort Hare

TUT made it three wins from three when they beat UFH 2-1 at the TUT Stadium on Monday.
Sipho Sibiya and Jacob Hlalele were on target for TUT as they claimed three points to maintain their position on top of the log. Andile Batyi scored the goal for the visitors.

TUT were the better team throughout the game but were let down by poor shooting. The visitors relied on their offside trap to keep the home team strikers at bay. UFH were first on target when Batyi broke through the home defence to beat TUT goalkeeper, Dumsani Msibi in the 33th minute. However, TUT was not dispirited by the goal and found an equaliser in the 42nd minute via a header by Sibiya to take the game to half time with the scoreboard reading 1-1.

The second half was replica of first half with TUT still in control of the match with FNB Man of the Match Sbusiso Ndlovu calling the shots in the middle of the park. It came as no surprise when the home side increased the scoreline again, with a header and this time Hlalele getting on the score sheet following a brilliant square ball by Katlego Kgetjepe, who came darting in off the right flank in the 48th minute.

University of the Western Cape 2 – 2 Central University of Technology

UWC’s Varsity Football title defence continued when they drew 2-2 against CUT at the UWC Sports Stadium on Monday 1 August 2016. It was the champions’ third draw in three games after they played 1-1 and 0-0 in their opening two games against UP-Tuks and Wits.

On an unusually warm evening in Bellville, the game could have gone either way as both sides created enough chances to win the game. But poor finishing and brilliant defending ensured that the sides shared the spoils.

The visitors from Bloemfontein took the game to the host in the opening 15 minutes, forcing the home side to concede at least five corner kicks. But CUT could not capitalise on those chances as UWC goalkeeper Brent Layman, firstly, tipped over Karobo Mojafi’s powerful effort in the fifth minute and Orapeleng Manopole’s low shot in the 12th minute. Then Silent shot straight to the keeper from a Thulani Mkosi pass inside the area and the score was 1-0 at half time.

The game heated up in the second half as both sides pushed to add to the scoreboard and CUT found an equaliser in 66th minute when Katlego Motaung connected to a cross from the left. The goal seemed to have given the home side a wake-up call as Silent restored the lead two minutes later when he headed home from a Mkosi cross.

UWC looked to have the game in the bag until Motaung got his brace in 83rd minute after some poor defending from the UWC side. The game ended 2-2.

FNB Man of the Match:
 Orapeleng Manopole (CUT)