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USSA Football

One of the most underrated development tiers in the South Africa football landscape,the university sport of south africa football league in Gauteng dubbed AmaTuesdayz kicked off yesterday there qualification for 2013 national championships.

AmaTuesdayz consists of fifteen universities based in Gauteng which form part of the national set up of universities in SA where each province is allocated slots for qualification to the USSA Football National club championships normally held the first week of December, the 2012 edition was hosted by the University of Western Cape where University of Pretoria won the men’s section and TUT Pretoria won the women’s section.

USSA is undoubtedly the second biggest in terms of mass participation when it comes to women’s football just surpassed by the SASOL League, the growth of the women’s game at university level is attributed to the fact that a university is required to affiliate a women’s team to gain status entry in the league, the positives of this notion has seen the growth in terms of number of players in Banyana Banyana with 45% of the current squad picked for the 12 nations Cyprus cup are from the university teams, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Kaylin Swart,Vuyo Mkhabela from University of the Western Cape; Amanda Dlamini, Noko Matlou from Univesrsity of Johannesburg; Mary Ntsweng, Zanele Chiya, Mahlatsi Mogola from Thswane University of Technology; Gloria Thato from University of Pretoria; Gabisile Hlumbane from University of the Free State and Nomathemba Ntsibande is a graduate from University of pretoria

With numerous activity expected to be fulfilled by the modern-day student AmaTuesdayz has pinned itself on a niche day of a week where there’s lack of sporting activities especially football, the games start with the kick-off of women at 18h30 then followed by men at 20h30.

One of USSA’s main pillar drivers is development in all spheres (players, administrators) where they have seen emerging talents, where key notables such as Nomsa Mahlangu (SAFA NEC), Tefu Mashamaite (Kaizer Chiefs), Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs), Boalefa Pule (Supersport), Amanda Dlamini (Banyana Banyana) are flourishing through being identified at USSA level.

The first round of results including fixtures can be viewed  at www.gfl.leaguerepublic.com

For more info on USSA football national activities www.ussafootball.org

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