Register Login Scores

NWU Team News

NWU Look To Break Tuks Duck

NWU-Mafikeng will host defending champions, UP-Tuks in the first Varsity Football semi-final with the belief they can finally get the better of their opponents who they have failed to beat in three previous encounters.
 
The North West students are yet to beat the Pretoria side in three outings with the most recent result being a 2-2 draw in the round-robin fixtures.
 
This match will be a replay of last year's semi-final which Tuks won 1-0 on their way to claiming the inaugural title.
 
UP-Tuks coach, Evangelos Vellios, said his team will now be hard to beat after they achieved their first objective of reaching the semi-final stage of the competition.
 
"Our first objective was to qualify for the semifinal. Now that we have done it, there will be no stopping us going all the way," he said.
 
NWU coach, Amos Xabanisa, is expecting an open match and is confident his charges can finally beat Tuks in front of thousands of football crazy fans who will surely be cheering every pass and tackle of the home side. 
 
"Everyone knows you can expect a huge crowd in Mafikeng. We have made provisions to get more seating into the stadium to accommodate an increase in the usual numbers. Hopefully we can attract close to 10 000 fans to the game," he said.
 
No matter the outcome of the match, a fast paced and tactically sound match will be played between these sides with the winner, in all probability, being the favourite to lift this year's trophy come the final.
 
NWU-Mafikeng Squad: 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.
 
UP-Tuks Squad: 32 Lebo Ngubeni, 4 Lawrence Ntswane, 8 Nicholas Killas, 13 Lindsay Stowman, 20 Thabo Ndlovu, 10 Jeremiah Nkwana, 11 Richard Moremi, 5 Simbongile Njokwe, 15 Jarryd Van Den Berg, 9 Mbongeni Masilela, 18 Lucky Mathosi, 1 Dylan Paterson, 6 Khumbulani Siluma, 12 Phuthego Mabitsela, 7 Luke Steyl, 22 Dean Wilkinson, 2 Botshelo Mfulwane, 23 Vuze-Umuze Khoza.
 
Date: Monday, September 8
 
Venue: NWU Stadium, Mafikeng
 
Time: 16.45 (Televised live on SuperSport 4)

NWU To Break Curse

Mongae Racing Against Time

7 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

76 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

22 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

9 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

43 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Yeye Picks Himself In Best Chiefs Team Of His Era

22 Aug 01, 2020 02:34 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Drogba Causes Stir In Ivory Coast

18 Aug 03, 2020 05:02 PM in International

Report: Juventus Beat Man Utd To EPL Star

4 Aug 02, 2020 11:31 AM in Serie A

Man Utd Unveil 2020/21 Home Kit

8 Aug 04, 2020 05:21 PM in Manchester United

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

76 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch