The North-West University (NWU) claimed seventh position with a score of 2-1 over CUT as their journey of the Varsity Women’s Football on Saturday morning in Potchefstroom came to an end.
The host side managed to get early momentum when they put CUT under pressure to force a penalty as Tsholofelo Namelang put her team 1-0 up on the board. CUT turned up the heat from a corner kick as Mpho Sesedinyane equalised on the volley to level the score at 1-1 for her side.
A stunning free kick placement made for captain fantastic Lerato Mahlangu to tap in a goal and put her side back in the lead at 2-1 as we approached halftime.
After the break the NWU continued with their attacking performance as they kept CUT’s goalkeeper, Lucrecia Manis, on her feet. CUT managed to get momentum as they were on attack but were frustrated as they were struggling with their off-side positioning.
NWU managed to hold on to their lead to record their first win, 2-1, as hosts of the tournament while CUT had to face a defeat.
FNB Player of the Match: Nthabiseng Kgosietsile (NWU)
Samsung Best Shot Award: Mpho Sesedinyane (CUT)
Goals: Tsholofelo Namelang, Lerato Mahlangu.
Goals: Mpho Sesedinyane.
CUT: 1. Lucrecia Manis, 2. Lettie Khumalo, 3. Pula Nzapesa, 4. Refilwe Thue, 5. Mpho Sesedinyane, 6. Nolwazi Shongwe, 7. Yamkela Setsipane, 8. Refilwe Leeuw, 9. Puleng Rapuleng, 10. Nkamoeleng Mdekesha, 11. Dineo Mothabe.
Subs: 12. Keamogetswe Mabote, 13. Vangile Gumede, 14. Matmetsing Borole, 15. Sophy Malete, 16. Tshepiso Nkopane, 17. Beatrice Makaudi, 18. Mosa Ramohlakoane
NWU: 1. Nomajalimani Matsane, 2. Lerato Machere, 3. Matemane Ramogale, 4. Jannelee Van der Bergh, 5. Elizabeth Nel, 6. Tsholofelo Namelang, 7. Amanda Citywayo, 8. Nthabiseng Kgosietsile, 9. Anitta Sege, 10. Angelique van Wyk, 11. Lerato Mahlangu.
Subs: 12. Mbali Padi, 13. Micaela Frade, 14. Palesa Kgomotshwana, 15. Abigail Martin, 16. Owethu Sityata, 17. Masego Molefi, 18. Catherine Jacobs.
By Raynique Meyer