The South African Student Sports Union (Sassu) hopes that forging closer cooperation with Premier Soccer League clubs will help expose their players to professional soccer.
Jerry Laka, newly appointed Sassu soccer committee chairman, said they were worried about the declining number of Sassu players joining professional clubs.
"We need to start reviving ties with the Premiership and First Division clubs if we are serious about seeing more Sassu products playing professional soccer," he said.
"In the past, we used to have talent scouts from professional clubs coming to our regional, provincial and national competitions.
"That resulted in players such as Sibusiso Zuma, Fees Moloi, Steve Tlou, Douglas Williams and Ditheko Mototo joining top PSL clubs."
Laka took over the chairmanship from Tshwane University of Technology marketing and sponsorship chief Raxmax Mashigo.
Pearl Mosoana of the University of Pretoria was elected deputy chairman, with Strata Dlamini of the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus secretary, a position previously held by Queen Moloko.
University of Free State's Bohlokoa Lesiea is the tournaments director, while Cosmos Hlatshwayo (University of Zululand) was elected marketing and finance director. Star Hlongwane of Vaal University of Technology is the new development manager.