Wits Internal Football League: Back-to-back defeats for Wits Junction FC

The Cheese boys suffered their second straight loss to Zulu Society FC in an exciting 4-3 thriller. 

Wits Junction FC’s hopes of securing a win at halftime were crushed as Zulu Society FC dominated, scoring four goals at Wits Sturrock Park Stadium on Monday, May 6th. 

The first half was tightly contested with little to separate the two teams, but what followed in the second half turned into a nightmare for Wits Junction FC. Initially, it appeared the match might end in a stalemate, but the Cheese boys’ shaky defense became evident. Their defense crumbled, allowing Zulu Society FC to effortlessly navigate through their midfield, a sight that was shocking to see.  

As the second half unfolded, Zulu Society FC further gained momentum, applying consistent pressure on their opposition. The team executed their coach’s attacking game plan, resulting in a relentless assault. Though Wits Junction FC managed to equalise 2-2, their lack of organisation proved costly as Zulu Society FC scored two more goals to secure victory. The Cheese boys netted a consolation goal at around 80 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to alter the outcome.  

Zulu Society FC player dribbling past Wits Junction FC players. Photo: Rivaldo Jantjies

The continuous display of entertaining football thrilled the crowd, who enthusiastically celebrated each goal with the players. The game was a goal extravaganza – everything that a football fanatic asks for.  

Wandile Zulu, the coach of Zulu Society FC, spoke about his team’s performance during the match, he told Wits Vuvuzela, “It’s our first win, it’s a good win, as you can see people are happy.” Zulu reiterated his hope that his team will build on this triumph going forward. He stressed the importance of making slight improvements in terms of compactness to ensure future success. 

Entering the match after losing four goals in their previous game, Wits Junction FC’s performance on Monday underscored a clear lack of defensive cohesion, resulting in eight goals conceded in their last two matches. 

Khethani Mathikhi, the coach of Wits Junction FC, commented on his team’s performance during the match, he said: “We conceded quite a few silly goals that could’ve been avoided.” However, Mathikhi believes they can recover from this setback, especially considering the absence of some key players. He emphasized that strengthening their defense could lead to victory. 

Following the match result, the Cheese boys have dropped to fourth place in the first division of the Wits Internal Football League, whereas Zulu Society FC has ascended to the tenth position.