Register Login Scores

UJ Team News

UJ Progress Delights Carnell

UJ coach, Bradley Carnell, has lauded his team for landing a home semi-final after ending top of the standings in their first season of Varsity Football.
 
The Johannesburg students’ coach heaped praise on his players for their sterling form which has seen them end the round-robin stage of the tournament unbeaten.
 
On Monday, UJ played UL to a 1-1 draw at Bunting Road Sports Complex in match which Carnell described as a frustrating encounter.
 
“I’m very happy with my players. They have done a superb job in their debut season. We’re unbeaten and we set to get a semi-final and we’ve gone a step further in securing the advantage of it being at home, so I’m very happy,” the delighted coach said.
 
UL struggled to find winning form this term and are now out of the tournament after producing three draws from seven games, but Carnell admits the visitors gave UJ a hard time last night.
 
“We dominated the possession, but they closed us down well and didn’t allow the game to open up. They did well to frustrate us but it wasn’t a physical game. It was more tactical,” he said.
 
The former Bafana Bafana defender says he is also pleased that all the goals score against UJ have come from set-pieces.
 
“We have not conceded in open play and that shows excellent form. Most of the goals have been from direct free-kicks, a penalty and a corner, so we’ll work on our defence, not conceding free-kicks and our goalkeeping,” Carnell added.
 
UJ have a break from academic activities this week which gives the players time to unwind and prepare well for their semi-final clash against UFS-Kovsies next week. 
 
The table-toppers also face NWU-Vaal in a USSA qualifier tonight (Tuesday).  

UL Aim To Shock Rampant UJ

UJ End Top With UL Draw

14 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

39 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?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Nigeria Coach Won't Be Paid Salary

16 Jan 21, 2022 06:26 PM in AFCON

Amakhosi Duo - Khune & Bvuma Give First Glimpse In Warriors GK Kit

2 Jan 21, 2022 02:29 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 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

48 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