Harsh Lessons Spark UL Hope
UL coach, Burney Mampshika, says he sees their 1-1 draw against UJ on Monday night as an achievement in Varsity Football.
The Limpopo students have not been in the best of form this season and finished second from bottom with three points from seven matches.
However, Mampshika gave his players credit for managing a draw against the league’s top team this term, saying their preparations for the match proved vital.
“I’m happy with the result. We managed a draw against the top team away from home, so it’s good for us.
“We also trained hard last week and we did what we practised to do - it showed on the pitch because we closed them down well and didn’t allow them to play their game,” he said.
Mampshika says even though they are not progressing to the semi-finals, the experience the team has gained this season will help them come back stronger next year.
“We will prepare for our USSA qualifiers and next season we will be going for the number one spot. Next season will be our season and we will definitely challenge for the top spot. We’ve learnt a lot in Varsity Football,” Mapshika added.