Kovsies bagged a late winner through Lerato Moshoeshoe to earn three points in their opening Varsity Women’s Football match on Thursday evening in Potchefstroom.
The CUT women’s football team had the momentum, dominating the ball possession in the early stages of the match. However, a tough Kovsies outfit showed steel in their defence. Both teams did their part in the competition with chances going a plenty for either side, but with neither able to convert.
The first half belonged to Kovsies as they showed more flair and determination to unlock the score, however a great defensive performance by CUT kept the scores level at 0-0 as they entered half time.
The second half began with Kovsies having all the momentum once again, with the opportunities at at goal and chances created building up. Ntaoleng Dlamini from Kovsies struck the ball inches over the cross bar as chances were growing for her team, but there was a mounting feeling of urgency as CUT hung on.
Another chance missed by Dlamini as she blasted the ball wide hinted that the result may end goalless. CUT took the game back to Kovsies and also had a chance at goal only to go wide.
But in the dying minutes of the encounter Kovises were awarded a penalty and Lerato Moshoeshoe made no mistake in front goal breaking the deadlock for her side.
FNB Player of the Match: Uma Jakalase (Kovsies)
Samsung Best Shot Award: Lerato Moshoeshoe (Kovsies)
Goals: Lerato Moshoeshoe
Kovsies: 1. Mamello Lesosa, 2. Lekoko Hatliso, 3. Uma Jakalase, 4. Danisha Witbooi, 5. Zuki Bolsiek, 6. Sisipo Nxasana, 7. Lerato Moshoeshoe, 8. Ntaoleng Dlamini, 9. Silindile Conco, 10. Ntsamaeng Tsotetsi, 11. Diana Molathlwe.
Subs: 12. Thembisile Msimanga, 13. Karabo Mosime, 14. Vusani Ramuvhungu, 15. Ashley Tsosane, 16. Masekane Letuka, 17. Trinity Melakeco.
CUT: 1. Lucrecia Manis, 2. Lettie Khumalo, 3. Pulane Nzapesa, 4. Refilwe Thue, 5. Mpho Sesedinyane, 6. Nolwazi Shongwe, 7. Tshepiso Nkopane, 8. Puleng Rapuleng, 9. Sophy Malete, 10. Dineo Mothabe,11. Keamogetswe Mabote.
Subs: 12. Nkamoeleng Mdekesha, 13. Vangile Gumede,14. Mametsing Borole,15. Refilwe Leeuw, 16. Yamkela Setsipane, 17. Beatrice Makaudi, 18. Mosa Ramohlakoane
By Raynique Meyer