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League title win sets up Men's Football for Varsity challenge

De Montfort University Leicester’s (DMU) Men’s Football Club is looking to build on a league title winning season by clinching victory in their Varsity match against the University of Leicester later this month.

The men’s first team wrapped up an excellent British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league campaign with a convincing 4-0 win in a title-deciding final match of the season against the University of Derby.

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That result ensured that they picked up eight victories from ten games during the league season and are now targeting glory in their Varsity match, which takes place at Beaumont Park at 7.30pm on Monday 12 March.

First team captain Kamron Basi believes that their much improved performances puts them in a great position to avenge last year’s 1-0 Varsity defeat and finish the 2017-18 season on a high.

“We’re buzzing to have won the league, especially going into Varsity,” he said.

“Our new manager Gurdeep came in at the start of the season, we had a good pre-season and the team didn’t change much from last year so we had a good togetherness already.

“After we won on Wednesday we said that the togetherness is much better than last season and our confidence is a lot higher than when we went into Varsity last year.

“Our confidence is sky high and we definitely believe we are capable of winning, which is definitely our aim. Last year was a tight game but now we’ve got a lot of quality and since Gurdeep came in as manager we’re playing a much better style of football.”


They will have the advantage of playing Varsity on home turf at Beaumont Park and Kamron believes the home support could be the difference between winning and losing.

He said: “We’re unbeaten at home at Beaumont Park, we’ve played five and won five so we know we’ll be hard to beat.

“Having home advantage will be made better with a better atmosphere. Our seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths teams all play on the Wednesday before the first team, so if we could get a lot of support to them games it will be massive for the club as a whole.”

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Kamron is now in the final year of his Accounting and Business Management degree and wants to sign off from De Montfort FC on a winning note.

He added: “It’s my final year at DMU now, so winning the league in my final year was massive for me, you can’t really beat that. Hopefully we can win Varsity to top it off as a year to remember.

“If the football club can get five out five Varsity points then we’ll certainly see it as a good season.”

Posted on Sunday 4th March 2018

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