NWU are determined to display a more clinical performance in their fourth match of the 2023 Men’s Varsity Football tournament. This comes on the heels of a 1-2 loss to TUT.
Coach Amos Xabanisa says their execution was a challenge against TUT.
"While we managed to create a few opportunities, our inability to capitalise on them was evident. Moving forward, we will thoroughly assess the game, pinpoint our errors, rectify them, and emerge stronger as we face CUT in our next home game.
“Rest assured, we'll dissect the match, address our missteps, and emerge more resilient in the upcoming game. The defeat against TUT won't define us, it'll serve as a valuable lesson.”
According to Xabanisa the two remaining home games are of paramount importance if they want to secure a semi-final berth.
"Our primary objective now centres around clinching a spot in the semi-finals. To achieve this, we must amass maximum points during our remaining home fixtures. Playing on our own turf provides a relative advantage over travelling. Additionally, the crowd's energy adds a layer of pressure that can work in our favour."
Echoing this sentiment, NWU captain Kananelo Motsoeneng says his teammates are eager for redemption following their defeat to TUT.
"CUT consistently pose a formidable challenge on the field. Based on our previous encounters, we are well aware of their capabilities. We are anticipating a rigorous contest, I maintain unwavering faith in my teammates. We are resolute in delivering our utmost effort.”
As things stand, NWU currently hold the fourth spot in the Men’s Varsity Football log standings.
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by Phenyo Mokgothu