Wits University F.C.

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 FC
Full nameWits University Football Club
GroundBidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Coach Mark Haskins
LeagueUSSA Gauteng
2017Varsity Football, 7th
WebsiteClub website

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.


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

Varsity Football record

USSA Football National Club Championships record

  • 2017 – 8th
  • 2016 – 6th
  • 2015 – 7th[4]
  • 2014 – 5th[5]
  • 2013 – Did not qualify[6]
  • 2012 – 5th[7]
  • 2011 – Did Not Qualify[8]
  • 2010 – Did Not Qualify[9]
  • 2009 – Did Not Qualify[10]


  • Main sponsor: Futurelife
  • Kit manufacturer: Kappa

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

Club officials

Coaching Staff & Technical Team

Men's First Team
  • Head coach: Mark Haskins
  • Assistant coach: Alzavian van Rheede
  • Fitness coach: Restoration Sikhwari
  • Sports officer: Monthso Matlala
  • Team manager: Sanele Nene


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