TUT Increase Momentum Ahead Of Semi-Finals
Tshwane University of Technology Increase Momentum Ahead Of Semi-Finals
Tshwane University of Technology coach Bushy Moloi is not taking anything for granted ahead of Thursday’s much anticipated Varsity Football semi-final clash against the Central University of Technology.
TUT finished as the runaway leaders after the league phase of the competition with 17 points from their games played. The defending champions are also the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament, having defeated their visitors from Bloemfontein 2-0 in Round Four.
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In comparison, CUT snuck into the play-offs by just one point ahead of fifth-placed North-West University, leaving Moloi’s team as the overwhelming favourites in the second semi-final.
Tuks face the University of Western Cape in the first semi-final in a repeat of Monday evening’s final league fixture.
“Every team has done well to reach the semis. And every team wants to reach the final. So, there’s no extra pressure on us. We know what is expected of us and what the people of Tshwane and the university expect,” Moloi said.
Despite being assured of a semi-final spot way ahead of their rivals, Moloi has not taken his foot off the pedal in terms of preparation.
“We don’t compromise. We have been working very hard. We’ve actually just completed a morning session and we will be having another one this afternoon,” he explained.
“We will be giving our all. If CUT wants to beat us, they must come. We have a good tradition of qualifying for the semi-finals and we want to maintain that in a positive way. We want to make the most of every moment we have.”
Moloi does have a few things to ponder over in regards to squad selection. Two of his players, including regular starter Thabiso Lebitso were in action for Mamelodi Sundowns’ Diski Challenge team over the weekend, and Moloi still has to decide whether they will be included in the semi-final matchday squad.
“These things are out of our control. But that’s why we prepare the way we do. If you remember, I made changes to the line-up against various teams during the competition. It was so that the young players could be ready for situations just like these.”