Tuks Skipper: Lessons From World Student Games Will Benefit Us
Tuks Skipper Lawrence Ntswane: Lessons From World Student Games Will Benefit Us
Tuks captain, Lawrence Ntswane, believes his team will use their experience gained at the recent World Student Games in Taipei to their advantage in the closing rounds of Varsity Football.
Tuks had five members of their Varsity Football squad, including Ntswane in Taipei, and they will all return for Monday's clash with the University of Fort Hare.
“The World Student Games was a world-class experience. Everything was so professional and the level of football was of a (really) high quality,” said Ntswane. “There are a lot of things you learn at the national team. Lots of lessons and we want to feed off that.”
Tuks, though, have missed a couple of games due to their players participating in the World Student Games. The Pretoria side therefore only have five points and the team is currently in the sixth position on the log.
They do have a chance to move up the table though should they gain maximum points against Varsity Football 2017 strugglers, the University of Fort Hare, in the Eastern Cape on Monday.
Ntswane is a bit wary of the long flights his team have undertaken recently but is confident his they can get the job done.
“There’s no doubt the travel does take its toll, but we have a high-quality support staff at Tuks that look after us very well and I’m sure we’ll be okay,” the Tuks skipper said.
“It would have been great to have the points on the board already but we know what we have to do now and UFH are not simply going to give the points to us. It’s going to be tough down in the Eastern Cape, but if we want to make the play-offs, we are going to have to roll up our sleeves.”
Tuks will play three games within a week, starting with UFH on Monday before hosting the Central University of Tshwane on Thursday. The former two-time champions complete their schedule with a crucial fixture against the University of Western Cape at home next Monday.