The Varsity football community can play a pivotal role in turning around South African football if they can be given the support and the space they deserve.

These were the words of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) head coach Bushy Moloi after leading his side to a University Sport South Africa (USSA) national football title beating North West University-Mafikeng 5-4 on penalties in the final played at Bidvest Stadium this past weekend.

The top eight teams from this tournament will contest the Varsity Cup in 2020. Moloi who had previously won this tournament two years ago with TUT, says Varsity football can offer a lot to the country.

Moloi has just returned from Baroka FC where he spent about 10 months working as the assistant coach to Wedson Nyirenda.

It was during that period when Bakgaga went on to win the Telkom Knockout title and he also helped to bring talent like Mfanafuthi Shozi, Vusi Sibiya, Lawrence Ntswane, just to count a few. He says Varsity football players are well rounded.

Players like Lehlohonolo Majoro, Thabo Rakhale, Thabo Mnyamane, Braelyn Peterson, Moketi Mogaila and many more come from the Varsity football structures.

With most PSL teams lacking in having proper scouting networks, Moloi says they are forced to help push talent to the PSL given a chance.
 – Report by Velile Mnyandu