ABONGILE SKOSANA: UP-Tuks coach Evangelos Vellios told Perdeby that his team is committed to defending their Varsity Football title this season.
“It  was a wonderful year knowing that we have accomplished something great and we are the champions,” he said. “I have to make sure that the trophy comes back and stays here at the University of Pretoria. We have to fight to keep it.”
NQOBILE DLUDLA AND LUTHO MTONGANA: Bloemfontein Celtic walked away with the spoils at an inaugural pre-season event hosted by Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Celtic won the inaugural Charity Showdown at Bidvest Stadium following well fought battles over fellow premier league sides Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu. Mpumalanaga Black Aces also participated in the four-team tournament.
LUCA KOTTON: Nine new players have joined premier league side Bidvest Wits ahead of the start of the season in August.
Gavin Hunt, Bidvest coach, appears to have gone with a mix of youth and experience, with five of the new signings over 30-years-old.
MICHAEL REINDERS: Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in extra time to claim their fourth World Cup. Substitute Mario Götze scored in the 113th minute to ensure a German victory at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
There was a lot of hype prior to the game given Germany’s 7-1 drubbing of Brazil. Because Argentina had to go to penalties to win their semi-final against Holland, they were seen as the underdogs and Germany were seen as the favourites to win the match.
MICHAEL REINDERS: Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout to book their place in the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday after a tight game that ended 0-0 after normal and extra time.
The first half showcased both teams’ defensive talents. The high-scoring Brazil v Germany match on Tuesday night seemed to have made both the Netherlands and Argentina cautious as they played a slow and calculated game.
NQOBILE DLUDLA: Wits Football Club (Wits FC) players, Mahle Mtabane and Brylon Petersen are among the 18 players selected on Wednesday to represent University Sports South Africa (USSA) Football in the upcoming under-21 national championships.
Mtabane and Petersen were two of three players sent by Wits University for selection from among 31 players representing 11 institutions across the country.
MICHAEL REINDERS: Brazil were defeated 7-1 by Germany last night in a record breaking semi-final. The defeat is the worst a host team has suggered in World Cup history. Germany’s seven goals are also the most goals scored by a team in a semi-final.
There was big build-up to the game with Brazil being home favourites and Germany having dominated most of the World Cup games.
BRIAN KIAUTHA: Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 last night to book their spot in the World Cup semi-finals.
Brazil scored early in the game after a Neymar corner kick was not cleared by the Colombian defence and Brazilian captain Thiago Silva put the ball into the net.
BRIAN KIAUTHA: Germany made it into the World Cup semi-finals for the fourth time in a row after beating France 1-0 through a Mats Hummels header. The western European team will take on hosts Brazil in the semi-final.
Germany started the game with attacking play and going forward they put pressure on the French defence. France did not manage to hold onto the ball and build up play and came closest to opening the scoring through Karim Benzema, but his shot went inches wide.
LUCA KOTTON:Wits University will play host to the country’s top junior soccer players when the under-17 Engen Knockout Regional Challenge comes to campus from July 18-20.
The tournament sees the best of Gauteng’s youth teams taking part in the sixteen team showpiece.