UWC Eager to Build on Varsity Football Title Victory

by | Oct 7, 2021

UWC Women’s Football Club striker and leading goalscorer, Khanya Xesi, picked up the Varsity Football Golden Boot as the team were crowned champions of the 2021 Varsity Football Cup.

UWC beat Tuks 4-3 in their penalty shootout after their full-time stand-off.

The Western Cape side had won all their matches to top Group B and the overall competition with a clean sheet winning all their matches and finishing leaders with nine points.

Xesi says that her team will continue pushing and defending their maiden Varsity Cup title in the next season.

“Going forward I think we don’t drop the standard; we keep it up, and we keep pushing and keep working as a unit, and I think we will be good, and come next edition, we’re defending our title.”

Round one of the contest also saw a win from Wits, who grabbed a 5-1 victory from debutants DUT.

Elsewhere, six-time Varsity Football women’s champions TUT were left defeated in their opening battle against Tuks. TUT conceded two goals which were scored on either side of the 30-minute break.

In the second round, Tuks vanquished DUT 5-1 in a Group A encounter to drop the KZN team to the bottom of the table.

The game between the Wits and TUT ended in a 2-all tie. Nompumelelo Tshabalala equalised early in the second half to bag one point at the end of the game.

The third round saw UWC take a comfortable 5-0 win against UL. UWC remained unbeaten in the competition at this point and secured a top spot in the series.

Debutants DUT were destroyed in a 7-0 defeat against TUT.

Group B leaders UWC took a 4-0 victory against Wits in the preliminary round of the competition to secure their spot in the final against Group B toppers UP Tuks. It was a 2-1 win against UJ that booked the Tshwane side their spot in the final round.

 

Results

Round 1
Wits 5-1 DUT
NWU 2-0 UL
UJ 1-3 UWC
TUT 0-2 UP Tuks

Round 2
UP Tuks 5-1 DUT
UJ 5-0 UL
UWC 1-0 NWU
TUT 2-2 Wits

Round 3
UJ 2-1 NWU
DUT 0-7 TUT
UL 0-5 UWC
UP Tuks 1-1 Wits

Round 4
TUT 5-2 NWU
DUT 1-2 UL
UP Tuks 2-1 UJ
Wits 0-4 UWC

Round 5
UWC 0-0 UP Tuks (UWC won 4-3 on penalties)

 

Photo 1 Caption: UWC Women’s Football Club striker and leading goalscorer, Khanya Xesi, picked up the Varsity Football Golden Boot as the team were crowned champions of the 2021 Varsity Football Cup. Photo: Varsity Football (Twitter)

 

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