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Civils FC grabs 2nd position in the 2023 Wits Soccer League!


Congratulations Civils FC! This is a soccer club comprising of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Civils FC soccer team represented the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the 2023 Wits Internal Soccer League Season and emerged First Runner-up, a major improvement in their performance compared to the 2022 league Season when they held the 5th place.

This achievement was despite a rather shaky start at the beginning of the league that saw the team lose the first two games, but the team’s spirited efforts bore fruits that saw it on an impressive eleven-match unbeaten streak. The team's unity and commitment to Excel. Together. played a pivotal role in elevating Civils FC to this remarkable achievement. The team, mainly a student-led initiative, was the culmination of the dedication by students to participate in extracurricular activities following the resumption of contact classes in 2022.

The idea was welcomed by the Head of School Prof. Mike Otieno who supported the students in a number of ways, including financial support to acquire training and playing kits. With around 50 team members led by students Shahed Melane, Liam Seetal, Murangi Mudau and Phiwayinkosi Mhlongo, the team sought and secured sponsorship from various sources to support their training and league participation activities.