Wits Football Club (Wits FC) players, Mahle Mtabane and Brylon Petersen are among the 18 players selected on Wednesday to represent University Sports South Africa (USSA) Football in the upcoming under-21 national championships.
Mtabane and Petersen were two of three players sent by Wits University for selection from among 31 players representing 11 institutions across the country.
Selection for the squad of 18 USSA players happens after intense trials facilitated by the USSA football under-21 camp which took place this week at the University of Pretoria.
USSA football manager, Machesa Kgomo said the players selected stood out for a number of reasons. “They met the range that will represent the organisation well in the tournament based on certain factors such as their condition, commitment, discipline throughout the game and the ability to take us to the finals”, said Kgomo.
The USSA team along with nine provincial teams will participate in the tournament from July 13-20 at North-West University’s Mafikeng campus.
The chamionship known as the SAB League is South Africa’s largest senior grassroots football league facilitated by the South African Football Association (SAFA).