Unbeaten UJ women take USSA football title
The University of Johannesburg women’s team maintained an unbeaten record to emerge as champions at the end of the University Sport South Africa
In addition, we had a different approach for every match and adopted the approach of taking it one game at a time.” said the coach. Baloyi also said their work ethic extended beyond just the players, with the management team playing a critical role behind the scenes to ensure the squad remained focused. Striker Amanda Mthandi played a big part, scoring nine goals during the tournament. “She was the top goal-scorer and was named player of the tournament”, said the coach.
achieved last year. “We went into the week with a strong desire to do better than 2017 when we were the hosts, we wanted to finish higher this time.” she said. A number of elements had contributed to their success, she added. The first thing is that we were extremely disciplined on and off the field. The unity in the team was also strong and we kept telling ourselves we were capable of winning the title. The whole group believed it and we were always motivated to make sure we achieved more than last year.
football tournament in Port Elizabeth this year.
UJ topped their group and clinched the title when they defeated Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on penalties in the final. All the matches were played at Nelson Mandela University. Coach Jabulile Baloyi said afterwards that UJ had set themselves a goal: to improve on the fourth position they had
THE UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM THAT WON THE UNIVERSITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA TITLE IN PORT ELIZABETH.
Back, from left: Potso Aphane, Ntombizodwa Mokenela, Dineo Magagula, Mechaela Springkaan, Phindile Matu and Boitumelo Rasehlo. Front, from left: Lethabo Kekana, Amanda Mthandi, Charity Valoyi, Thato Letsoso (captain) and Sizakele Ndlovu.
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