Round 3 of Women’s Varsity Football produced the most goals of the three group-stage days, with 18 scored between the four matches. Before we move on to Friday’s knockout clashes, here are the players who impressed the Varsity Football scouts.
Shakeerah Jacobs (Wits)
Jacobs had a great game and deserved to win the Woman of the Match award.
She netted a brace, one via a stunning free-kick, and the other with a long-range shot, showcasing her incredible shooting skills. But it wasn’t only the two goals that impressed the scouts, also her ability to beat her opponents was incredible.
Bongeka Gamede (UWC)
The Banyana Banyana international showed her leadership on the field and at the same time did her job efficiently.
She even stepped up when it was needed the most to score the winning goal for UWC against TUT in injury time. Her all-around performance earned her a mention by our scouts.
Wendy Shongwe (Tuks)
The UP Tuks star earned herself back-to-back Woman of the Match awards and her brace on Thursday saw Tuks book their spot in the semi-finals.
Shongwe seemed everywhere on the pitch and showed her brilliance via dribbles, two goals and one assist – one of the best individual performances at this year’s tournament so far.
Ayesha Moosa (UJ)
Moosa was involved in three goals as her side thrashed UL 5-0. She netted a brace herself and assisted Sphumelele Shamase, forming a brilliant partnership with the current leading goal scorer of the tournament.
Moosa proved to be the standout player on the day, having several shots, and dribbling and deservedly earned the Women of the Match award.