There was no silver lining for North-West University’s Varsity Football team in their encounter against Central University of Technology (CUT) in the much anticipated duel between the two teams on Thursday night, as CUT came from a goal down to win 2-1.
Determined to heed the cry of their supporters to redeem themselves to their tournament glory following last week’s punishment at the hands of University of Western Cape’s ‘Operation Room’, NWU drew first blood two minutes into the game with Cameron Chweu firing in a scorcher of a goal that left CUT’s defence at the back scrambling to save face.
Using their pitch dominance and ball possession in their favour, CUT soon fired an equaliser with an effort by Rakgomo Taole, and soon thereafter finding the back of the net again with the help of Keitumetse Mabathoana, who scored what would be the winning goal.
“We take every game as it comes and that is what we have been doing from our first match,” said NWU team manager, Vuyolwethu Sambo. “We came out here today as a team to play our best. This means we have got to work even harder if we want to redeem ourselves and play the kind of football our supporters know we can play.”
NWU next face UJ away on 31 August.
FNB Man of the Match: Keitumetse Mabathoana (CUT)
Samsung Best Shot: Rakgomo Taole (CUT)
Goals: Cameron Chweu
Goals: Keitumetse Mabathoana, Rakgomo Taole
NWU Team: Kenndy Bonolo, Gift Mpho Mogorosi, Mojuda Matlhanyane, Wendelle Martin, Abongile Lemese, Tshepo Makgopela, Mogomotsi Molefe, Sandile Mbatha,Vincent Langa, Vusumzi Ludwala, Cameron Chweu
Subs: Luzuko Jevuka , Khotso Moleta, Tshepo Baholo, Paseka Matsheka, Omphile Menyatsoe, Micheal Smit, Tebogo Mokgobo
CUT: Ntsane Kabi, Neo Sebudi, Sello Mokhele, Morena Lehloa, Wesley Ledibane, Katleho Molakeng, Sello Monokoane, Mpho Molwatse, Sizwe Ngoma, Keitumetse Mabathoana, Rakgomo Taole
Subs: Tshiya Sikisi, Teboho Molehe, Lebohang Pitlele, Thato Mphulenyane, Sello Mokhathi, Tsietsi Ramosedi, Gomolemo Rampai
By Phenyo Mokgothu