Round 2 of Women’s Varsity Football was another action-packed day with 14 goals between the four games on Wednesday. Before we move on to Thursday’s third-round clashes, here are the players who impressed the Varsity Football scouts.
Amogelang Motau (UWC)
The Banyana Banyana international is one of the players everyone has their eyes on in this year’s tournament after she was part of the team that won the Women’s African Cup of Nations.
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After having a relatively quiet first-round match, Motau proved her qualities in UWC’s 5-0 win over DUT with a brace. Her goal-scoring ability was amazing to watch and she was very unfortunate not to grab a hat trick.
Johanna Ramanna (TUT)
Ramanna makes back-to-back appearances on this list, as she helped her side to book their semi-final ticket with one game to spare.
Once again she delivered a quality performance, keeping it simple and working hard around the park. Her touches were quite impressive, earning her also the Woman of the Match award.
Sphumelele Shamase (UJ)
After netting a hat-trick in her side’s opening-round win over Tuks, Shamase was again on the scoresheet as UJ beat NWU 3-0, taking her tally to four for the tournament.
But she didn’t only score, she was also impressed with her dribbles while setting up her side’s third goal as well. Her performances so far, surely make her one of the early contenders for the Player of the Tournament, as she also bagged the Woman of the Match award.
Wendy Shongwe (Tuks)
Shongwe scored the opening goal, as her side beat UL 4-0 to collect their first points of this year’s edition.
But it wasn’t just her goal that impressed the scouts, as she opened a show just after the kick-off, beating two UL defenders to hit the side net in the first minute of the game already.
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She was most involved in many of the combination plays Tuks had, creating several chances for her teammates while remaining a cause of danger herself, which rightfully earned her the Woman of the Match award.