Varsity Football underway

The UP-Tuks team will look to improve on their 2015 campaign as they begin their 2016 Varsity Football tournament. The two-time champions were unexpectedly knocked out at the semi-final stages last year after a strong comeback during the log stages. The team will be under the new leadership of experienced Simbongile Njokwe as captain.

This will be a balanced UP-Tuks team, with many players returning and some of the players from the previous season no longer available. The likes of Jurgen Booysen, Qongo Musa and Tsambo Sabelo will be making their debut for the team. The Pretoria side also have a winning momentum coming into the tournament, having won the USSA tournament earlier this year.

Tuks’ campaign began against the reigning champions, the University of the Western Cape at UWC Sports Stadium on Monday 18 July. It was a game of two halves as UWC and UP-Tuks held out to a 1-1 draw. Perdeby will be providing match reports of every UP game, which can be found online at


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