Register Login Scores

NMMU Team News

New Blood For Madibaz

NMMU Madibaz will make the trip to Bloemfontein knowing that nothing less than a win is vital if they are to stay in with a chance of making the next phase of the competition.
 
The PE students will be without their ace striker Cloudius Sangandira as he serves a one match suspension for receiving a red card in their previous match.
 
Coach Greame Harrison has been forced to replace the suspended striker but has also opted to hand debuts to two players, Olwethu Ngako and Simankele Thobi. Onela Beqezi has also been called up to not only support the forwards but also provide stability to the defence.
 
The tactical changes are a direct result of the suspension and their playmaker, Kieran Koert, carrying a hamstring strain. Koert will make the trip but will be on the bench and will be replaced by Karabo Motlhabi.
 
Harrison knows Kovsies are going to be tough opponents as the Bloem students play a hard running game but also possess great skill in the air from set pieces.
 
"We've brought in youngsters who are full of running and will be able to keep up with the Kovsies players who love running with the ball and breaking through the midfield," he said.
 
NMMU will be giving this encounter everything they have and will be giving Kovsies a hard time in their own backyard. Harrison has been taking note of Kovsies strengths and weaknesses and is confident his gameplan will nullify their hosts' attacking prowess as well as exposing their weak areas.
 
There will be plenty of pressure on the young guns he has brought in but he firmly believes they will thrive on the pressure and it will bring out the best in them as they have nothing to lose and everything to prove.
 
NMMU have made a habit of conceding goals late in the game but Harrison said they had addressed those issues and will put in a better, more disciplined effort in that regard.
 
 
NMMU Squad: 24 Lyndsay Jennings, 12 Onela Beqezi, 5 Athini Bisha, 16 Lundi Balfour, 13 Vuyolwethu Marele, 19 Karabo Motlhabi, 6 Kurt Duff, 17 Sachin Jackson, 18 Olwethu Ngako, 14 Simamkele Thobi, 8 Lukhanyo Rasmeni, 1 Matthew Booysen, 21 Kevin Kevido, 2 Lukhanyo Stemele, 4 Zukisani Mtendeni, 20 Litha Fingo, 11 Kieran Koert, 9 Lukhanyo Ndabeta.
 
Date: Monday, August 18
 
 
 
Venue: Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
 
Time: 16:30 (televised live on Supersport 204 and 210)

7 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

29 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

9 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Fashion Love - The Katsande’s Most Stylish Looks Together

Jan 17, 2022 04:34 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

“Haai Guys!” Watch Guardiola Speaking Mzansi Slang

3 Jan 17, 2022 02:24 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Transfer Update: Messi

Jan 18, 2022 09:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

'I Didn't Care About Bench Role At Barca, I'd Become A Millionaire'

16 Jan 17, 2022 05:25 PM in African Football

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

19 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

40 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football