North-West University (NWU) paid their revenge to University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) for the USSA final loss earlier this year, with a 2-0 victory in KZN on Thursday night.
NWU claimed their second win of this year’s Varsity Football season when they defeated their USSA finalist rivals by 2-0.
NWU came looking for revenge as soon as the match kicked off and were rewarded for their hunger in the 15th minute, when they were awarded a penalty. Tebogo Mokgobo calmly converted from the spot.
The second goal arrived soon after that. In the 36th minute Lebogang Phetlhu finished clinically to kill any momentum the home side may have felt.
Moments before half time, the newcomers gifted the visitors with a second penalty, but Tebogo Mokgobo stepped up again only to shoot wayward this time around.
UKZN tried to play their way back into the game in the second half, however they failed to convert any of their multiple opportunities and left the home fans disappointed.
The 2-0 defeat means a second defeat for UKZN as NWU snatch a second win of the season and move to the top of the log while UKZN move to the bottom.
Goals: Tebogo Mokgobo, Lebogang Phetlhu
Samsung Moment of Brilliance: Tebogo Mokgobo (NWU)
Debonairs Real Deal Save: Tebogo Mokgobo (NWU)
FNB Player of the Match: Wendelle Martins (NWU)
NWU: Luzuko Jevuka (GK), Wendelle Martin, Gift Mogorosi, Tholinhlanhla Mseleku, Tshepo Boholo, Simphiwe Mlangeni, Paseka Matsheka, Tebogo Mokgobo, Lebogang Phetlhu, Bongani Mabena, Kananelo Motsoeneng.
Subs: Kennedy Ntuane, Mogomotsi Molefe, Wandile Luvuno, Sibongiseni Hlengwa, Fynn Adam, Siyabulela Mosiea, Dylon Appolis.
UKZN: Sifiso Mlungwana (GK) , Ashley De Beer, Percy Shongwe, Lungani Nhlengethwa, Siyanda Nyembe, Siphamandla Nzuza , Tholinhlanhla Zondi, Nqubeko Dlamini(c), Bongumenzi Zulu, Nkosinathi Sibeko, Lucky Sithole.
Subs: Thabani Dlamini, Lungelo Dube, Siphamandla Sosibo, Lungisani Shange, Damion Sampson, Conal Cone, Khumbulani Mbokazi.
By Mpendulo Letsoalo