North West University has long produced top footballers for the South African game, including current Orlando Pirates star Xola Mlambo.
They will now get the opportunity to showcase that talent in the Nedbank Cup, where they will be eager to put themselves in the shop window with the entire country watching.
The team is coached by Karabo Masehela, a former professional player with SuperSport United, University of Pretoria, Thanda Royal Zulu, FC Cape Town, as well as a youth player with Feyenoord in the Netherlands.
He also led the side to the 2019 Varsity Football Championship title, where they defeated Tshwane University of Technology in the decider in what was something of an upset.
Third-tier Als Puk Tawana, which was a team owned by the North West University, stunned provincial rivals Platinum Stars to knock them out of the Nedbank Cup in 2010, still one of the biggest shocks in Nedbank Cup history.
North West University play their home games at the NWU Sport Grounds.