Winners of the SAFA Soweto League have qualified for the regional SAB league. 

THE second team of Wits Clever Boys is playing in the South African Breweries (SAB) regional league for the first time in September 2019.

The SAB league is made up of more than 1 000 soccer teams from all nine provinces participating. It commenced on September 14, when the Clever Boys second team played against the first team, losing 3-1. Centre back Joseph Ramalepe scored for the second side.

Third-year Bsc in property studies student Ramalepe told Wits Vuvuzela, “This is a huge endeavour in my career as a soccer player, but it was not an individual effort; it was team work.”

The football team’s manager, Gift Mathabatha, is proud of his squad for their achievement.

“When we are at home we are comfortable,” he said. “We build up from the back because we have composure and we rotate, so we move the opponents from their positions so that we can create a space and increase our chances of scoring.”

Coach Dumisani Zuma said, “I want to ensure that we obtain 30 points during the first round. This opportunity will help our boys to be exposed to competitive football, to open more doors for them to play in professional teams.”

The last game, played against Pimville Cameroon, ended in a 4-4 draw.

Left back player Tebogo Mamba told Wits Vuvuzela, “I am really happy for the team because this is a great platform for players to showcase their talents.”

Wits Clever Boys qualified for the SAB league after winning the Soweto Local Football Association league in August.

FEATURED IMAGE: The Wits Clever Boys second team. Photo: Provided.