The Madibaz may have not had the dream start they were hoping for at the Wits Bumper Weekend leg of the 2023 Varsity Netball tournament, going down in both the games they played over Sunday and Monday at the Wits Multi-Purpose Sports Hall.
The Madibaz veteran Captain Mothira Mohammad however feels they could still turn their fortunes around through hard work and dedication from the team. Mothira who has been at the Madibaz since 2018, is currently studying a Diploma in Business Management, after having already received her Honours degree last year in HR & labour Relations.
The KwaZulu Natal born, and Eastern Cape raised Mothira is an attacking player for the Madibaz, playing at Goal Attack (GA)/Wing Attack (WA)/Goal Shooter (GS).
Varsity Sports got the chance to get to know a little more about Mothira’s Netball journey at the Madibaz over the past few years.
Q&A WITH MADIBAZ CAPTAIN MOTHIRA MOHAMMAD
How has your Varsity Netball Journey gone so far?
“The past weekend saw us not getting the start that we wanted but we have already been working hard to achieve better results in our Varsity Netball campaign.”
What have you learnt through this journey?
“I have learnt to accept making mistakes but more importantly finding solutions on how to correct them on the court and then play to the best of my ability.”
What have you enjoyed most about this journey?
“Meeting and interacting with new people is something I enjoy a lot about Varsity Netball. The friendships and bonds that are formed because of my Netball journey is something I continuously cherish.”
How is the state of Netball looking for the future at the Madibaz?
“The future for Madibaz Netball is looking promising, as the number of first years that have joined the Madibaz club is certainly increasing compared to previous years. So, there is promise in us having more depth and bringing out quality players.”
Any advice you would share with younger players coming through the ranks?
“I would advise younger players to never give up and to always try to elevate the standard of work ethic. Hard work beats talent.”
By S’fiso Nyawo