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Former PSL players Rowen Hendricks and Bradley Carnell will bump heads on the football pitch again, this time though, as coaches of UCT and UJ respectively.
 
Hendricks will take his Cape side up to Johannesburg to take on Carnell's boys in the football crazy township of Soweto.
 
UCT have had a tough road in the competition thus far and find themselves at the bottom of the log but will hope to give a better showing of themselves this time around.
 
"Our last game (against NWU) was our first away game, so the players didn't really know what to expect. They were a bit overwhelmed with the occasion as the game was televised live. Then add the shock factor of the Mafikeng crowd and the team didn't know how to deal with the occasion," Hendricks said.
 
Following the 6-0 defeat to log leaders NWU, Hendricks said the team were working with Ikey Tigers coach, Kevin Musikanth, on their mental approach to playing a televised match as the rugby players are more accustomed to that environment.
 
The former Ajax Cape Town midfielder is well aware of the influence Carnell has had on the Joburg students and has made a few adjustments to his squad and formation to counter the tactics of the former Supersport United player.
 
UCT will be without the services of Louis-Roman Moussi Sopp who was shown a red card in the NWU loss for retaliation but will head into the match with renewed confidence following their midweek USSA victory.
 
"We are more disappointed with the manner in which we lost that game as we gave up gave up. However, Kevin has been helping the players adjust their mental state and the self-belief is back," he said.
 
Hendricks expressed his side are more determined to correct the mistakes they have been making and that the Warrior spirit still burns in the hearts of each player.
 
"We have not giving up any hope and will continue to fight until the bitter end. We are not known as the Warriors for nothing," he added.
 

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