Wits University F.C.

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This article is about Wits University's amateur student football club. For the professional club associated with the university, see Bidvest Wits F.C.
Wits University FC
Logo for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (new logo as of 2015).jpg
Full name Wits University Football Club
Ground Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Ground Capacity 5000
Coach South Africa Karabo Mogudi
League USSA Gauteng
2014 USSA Gauteng League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Wits University Football Club, also known as Wits FC, is the football club representing the University of the Witwatersrand based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wits University Football Club boasts the largest number of members for any single sporting code in the university with two men's teams, a ladies teams and a junior program for prospective students.

The Men's & Ladies' First Teams represent the university in the University Sports South Africa (USSA) Football Gauteng league, and are regular participants in the USSA Football National Club Championships competing with the top 16 university teams in the country, held in December of each year. The Men's senior team is ranked 5th in the country following participation in the National Championships. The ladies narrowly missed out on qualification.[1]

The USSA Football National Club Championships act as the qualifiers to the prestigious Varsity Sports Football tournament of the following year; with the top eight men's teams and four ladies' teams affiliated with Varsity Sports booking their place in the tournament.

The Men's First & Reserve Teams are members of SAFA Soweto, with the First Team playing in the Promotional League, playing for promotion to the SAB Regional League.

Stadium[edit]

Wits FC's home ground is the Bidvest Stadium, located on the university's East Campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The stadium can hold up to 5000 spectators at capacity. The stadium is primarily used by Premier Soccer League outfit, Bidvest Wits F.C., as 50% of the stadium is owned by the university, while Bidvest own the other 50%..

Honours & Tournament History[edit]

Varsity Football record[edit]

USSA Football National Club Championships record[edit]

Men
  • 2014 – 5th[2]
  • 2013 – Did not qualify[3]
  • 2012 – 5th[4]
  • 2011 – Did Not Qualify[5]
  • 2010 – Did Not Qualify[6]
  • 2009 – Did Not Qualify[7]

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

First team squad[edit]

As of 4 August 2015.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Paulos Mohale
2 South Africa MF Vuyo Qwesha
3 South Africa MF Saluleko Mathonsi
4 South Africa DF Aleksandar Kocic
5 South Africa DF Kaizer Maphanga
6 South Africa MF Innocent Magasela
7 South Africa MF Wonderboy Frank
8 South Africa MF Tebogo Digoamaje
9 South Africa FW Gift Baloyi
10 South Africa MF Mahle Mtabane
11 South Africa MF Neo Makua
12 South Africa DF Phuthi Leboho
13 South Africa DF Hope Munyai (Captain)
14 South Africa FW Graeme Dor
No. Position Player
15 South Africa MF Muzimkhulu Nhlengethwa
16 South Africa GK Brylon Petersen
17 South Africa FW Thabiso Rafanyane
18 South Africa DF Samkelo Thutshini
19 South Africa DF Jamie Adams
20 South Africa MF Sibusiso Nkosi
21 South Africa MF Luyolo Shabalala
22 South Africa MF Mikateko Makaringe
23 South Africa MF Lyndon Crouch
24 South Africa MF Sihle Seageng
25 South Africa GK Zawadi Dlamini
26 South Africa MF George Mahlangu
27 South Africa FW Hlohonolofatso Mahate
28 South Africa DF Bongumusa Masikane

Club officials[edit]

Coaching Staff & Technical Team[edit]

Men's First Team
  • Head Coach: South Africa Karabo Mogudi
  • Assistant coach: South Africa Kgabo Ditsebe
  • Fitness Coach: South Africa Restoration Sikhwari
  • Team manager: South Africa Sanele Nene

References[edit]

External links[edit]