University of Johannesburg soccer star Mokete Mogaila has been a major factor for his team in the Varsity Football tournament this season, helping them maintain an unbeaten record so far.
After four wins and two draws, UJ top the log with the final round of league matches to be played on Thursday.
Mogaila has been an influential player for them and last week received the Samsung moment of brilliance award for the second successive match after a 1-1 draw with the University of Western Cape.
Their run of success means they have secured a berth in the top four, with one round remaining, but Mogaila said they still wanted to finish the job by clinching a home semifinal.
“Ending in the top two, thus securing a home semifinal, will be a massive achievement for us,” said Mogaila.
“At home you know the conditions and you know what to expect, so it is much more beneficial to be at home than away.”
The UJ star said one of their strengths was the principle of loyalty in the team.
“We – the defenders and attackers – work hard for each other and there is a strong brotherhood among us.
“It’s not just about setting up and scoring goals. It’s about having a strong relationship with your defence, where they fight hard for you and you fight hard for them.
“Our defence is doing their best they can and that means we also work hard because we don’t want to let them down.”