With only one encounter against NWU remaining in the 2023 Men’s Varsity Football competition, UFH is languishing at the bottom of the log with four losses and two draws.
UFH striker Sinobom Kapase was philosophical when asked about his team’s performance this year.
“I honestly feel like Varsity Football is one of the best competitions for young players to play and showcase their talent. Despite a difficult season, we cherished every second of the competition."
Kapase believes his squad took all the required steps to compete and that they were simply unlucky that things did not go as planned.
"We were tested a lot in this competition, and I believe that will motivate us to come back stronger the next time. We struggled in the competition, not being able to collect three points and ending up at the bottom of the log.”
When questioned about his best moment in the competition, Kapase mentions their home game against UFS in the second round, a 1-all draw.
"In that game, we were at war, soldiers fighting for one another and refusing to let each other fall. When I missed that penalty, all my teammates rallied around me, and that's when I realised there was a fraternity among us. When I scored the equaliser, it restored optimism in the UFH family, which meant a lot to me”.
Kapase says their last home game against NWU at the Davidson Stadium on Thursday (15:00) will be all about savouring the moment.
by Thembela Tangana