Wits FC has made it to the top 10 of their league.
The Wits Football Club men’s first team (Wits FC) have made it through to the top 10 of the South African Breweries (SAB) Ekurhuleni League. The team’s win against Vosloo Arsenal in Tembisa on Sunday, March 18, saw them move up the log despite their late start in the league.
The Wits FC players replaced the team of Valentino FC and started the league in last position in November 2017. At the time, the team found themselves six matches behind the other 17 teams in the league.
Kaizer Maphanga, postgraduate LLB, Wits FC captain, said that the team had done very well by winning against some of the top teams and moving up the log so quickly. “ The quality of our players has made it possible to match the other teams and actually outplay some of them,” he said.
Coach Mark Haskins, told Wits Vuvuzela that Wits FC is one of the better teams in the league. “Had we started the league at the same time as all the other teams, we would be one of the front runners.”
Haskins said the team’s main focus is to do well at University Sport South Africa (USSA) football as well as the Varsity Football tournaments which will take place in July.
Team manager Sanele Nene, told Wits Vuvuzela that Wits FC chose to move from the SAFA Johannesburg league to the more competitive SAB Ekurhuleni League. “We wanted to play in a tougher league. Our players are getting a higher level of competition which improves their abilities and this is beneficial for the players and for the university,” he said.
The SAB Regional League is the fourth tier of domestic football in the South African football pyramid. Wits FC will play their next game in Vosloorus against Vosloo United on Saturday, March 24.