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Amajita Star To Replace Ajax Midfielder In UWC’s Varsity Football Team

Amajita Star To Replace Ajax Cape Town Midfielder In UWC’s Varsity Football Team

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 01, 2017 06:46 PM

Most teams would be sweating if they lost the services of a highly-skilled player such as Luke Vester, but University of Western Cape coach Salie Adams is confident his team can overcome this setback when they face the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein this week. 

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The Ajax Cape Town midfielder was forced to leave the field early on in UWC’s 6-0 drubbing of Wits at Bellville’s “Operation Room” last week and has not yet recovered.

However, such is the depth in the former Varsity Football champions’ squad that Adams could call on a talent such as national Under-20 star Aghmat Ceres to replace Vester. 

“Luke won’t be available this week. He suffered bruising in the tackle. I haven’t seen him since the injury, so I can’t comment on how long he will be out of action.

“But we know what “Aggies” brings to the squad. There’s no doubt about his quality. We just wanted to get the balance right last week because “Aggies” is a very offensive player. Each game we look at the situation and check out the opposition’s approach.”

CUT will certainly be a greater test of UWC’s capabilities after they defeated the University of Johannesburg 1-0 in last week’s Varsity Football opener. Goalkeeper Ntsane Kabi put in a superb performance and will once again have to be in top form to deny a potent UWC attacking force that put half-a-dozen goals past Wits. 

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“We still struggling to get all the guys together for training, but we coped well under the circumstances. We have a really experienced squad with the five guys from 2014, some more from 2015 and a couple from last year,” Adams said.

“This experience really helps when we have to go on the road like we are this week. There are some younger guys who will be travelling for the first time this week, so that’s quite an experience. We sat down before the tournament started and have addressed these types of issues that could arise.” 



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