Mongae Racing Against Time
NWU's Orebotse Mongae is in a race against time to regain his fitness ahead of his team's home semi-final match against defending champions, UP-Tuks.
The number 10 picked up a knee injury during his side's 1-1 draw with Kovsies in the final round of the Varsity Football Challenge.
Coach, Amos Xabanisa stated that despite his concern about the fitness of Mongae, he is confident the influential player will recover in time to help his side overcome the Pretoria students.
"Mongae picked up a knock against Kovsies. We have been monitoring him and I'm sure he will recover in time for the semifinal," he said.
NWU are yet to bag a win against the defending champions, having previously lost both matches in last year's competition and managing an exciting 2-2 draw in Pretoria this year.
There is no doubt the home side will look to the thousands of home fans to lift the team and carry them through the encounter in an effort to get into the final.
NWU-Mafikeng: 1 Amogelang Maduo, 7 Sipho Mateis, 2 Lebogang Phetlu, 5 Kyle Amon, 20 Tseko Weevris, 6 Sandile Mabatha, 15 Matsobane Matsi, 13 Thatohatsi Santos, 10 Orebotse Mongae, 9 Tshenolo Machwiswa, 11 Lindani Dudula, 16 Xolani Mtshali, 24 Aobakwe Mopelwa, 25 Goitseone Naane, 12 Mogomotsi Molefe, 21 Lebogang Motshegare, 18 Thapelo Tlabakwe, 8 Kagiso Modimoeng.