Wits University F.C.

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Wits University FC
Full nameWits University Football Club
Ground Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Capacity5000
Coach Flag of South Africa.svg Mark Haskins
LeagueUSSA Gauteng
2017 Varsity Football, 7th
Website Club website

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

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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, coached by Mark Haskins, is ranked 8th in the country following participation in the National Championships. The women's team, coached by Jabulile Baloyi, narrowly missed out on qualification. [1] The women's team also occasionally participates in external tournaments, such as the annual Zodwa Khoza Cup. [2]

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 top 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 towards promotion to the SAB Regional League.

Stadium

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 was 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

Varsity Football record

USSA Football National Club Championships record

Men

Sponsors

First team squad

As of 24 October 2017.

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Sthembiso Zuke
2 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Xabiso Simelela
3 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Mondie Dlamini
4 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Baliwe Moyakhe
5 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Kaizer Maphanga(Captain)
6 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Sicelo Khumalo
7 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Luke Pereira
8 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Lyndon Crouch
9 FW Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Sindiswa Dlamini
10 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Mahle Mtabane
11 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Bradley Mongwe
12 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Phuthi Leboho
13 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Jordan Green
14 FW Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Graeme Dor
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Euston Slabbert
16 GK Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Kamohelo Moroosi
17 FW Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Thabiso Rafanyane
18 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Mahudu Seageng
19 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Tumisang Manamela
20 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Snethemba Msane
21 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Keamogetswe Mokalake
22 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Tristan Gatter
23 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Maropeng Mphaho
24 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Mthokozisi Mthembu
25 MF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Sibusiso Nkosi
26 DF Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Tebogo Msimangu
27 FW Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Riaaz Kader
28 GK Flag of South Africa.svg  RSA Thorisho Marobane

Club officials

Coaching Staff & Technical Team

Men's First Team

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