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‘We are ready to execute our plan’ – NWU believe anything is possible in the playoffs

NWU is gearing up for a crucial showdown on Thursday against log leaders UJ in the first semi-final of the 2023 Men’s Varsity Football competition at the UJ Soweto Stadium in Johannesburg.

Lying fourth on the log, it’s been an up-and-down season for the Eagles who were the champions in 2019. Their seven matches this year produced two losses, two draws and three wins. Reatlegile Kgosithebe scored three of his team’s nine goals.

Coach Amos Xabanisa says he has confidence in his team's readiness for this high-stakes encounter and that there have been no reported injuries affecting the squad.

While acknowledging UJ's impeccable record as they remain undefeated this year, Xabanisa emphasised that past results won't have any bearing on this upcoming match.

"We have our game plan already because we have been following UJ. We know their strengths and weaknesses, and now it’s all up to us in terms of the approach we take against them and then executing that plan.”

Captain Kananelo Motsoeneng says NWU are determined to secure a victory as they aim to defend the NWU brand. He also stressed that the team is motivated and fully prepared to fight for a spot in the final.

"With the next two games being knockout matches, anything is possible.”

Fixtures HERE.

Tickets HERE.

by Phenyo Mokgothu

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