NWU have home ground advantage on Friday at the second leg of Varsity Athletics 2019 which will take place at the Kenneth McArthur Track in Potchefstroom.
NWU narrowly lead the points table after the first meeting at Coetzenburg in Stellenbosch with a tally of 15 590 ahead of UJ’s 15 545 and Tuks who are on 15 434.
It’s still anyone’s for the taking and every event will now be even more hotly contested than they were in Stellenbosch a fortnight ago, in order for the winning team to walk away with the title of Varsity Athletics Champions 2019.
Varsity Sports had a quick Q & A with the NWU team manager, Terseus Liebenberg, ahead of Friday’s meeting.
VS: Your thoughts on your team’s performance in Stellenbosch?
TL: I thought we were superb in Stellenbosch. No one can whistle a symphony, it takes an orchestra to play it.
VS: Who were your stand-out athletes in Stellenbosch?
TL: Our stand-out athletes were Chederick van Wyk (100m ,200m), Tiaan Kleynhans (110mh), Theodor Young (110mH), Mpho Links (high jump), Brendon Skinner (javelin), Riette Heyns (discus) and Danel Holton (400m).
VS: What are your expectations for team NWU on Friday?
TL: Three teams are in the run for honours. We are definitely going for the win. At this level of competition small mistakes can be very costly. Every team member will have to be focused and “in the zone” and on top of his or her game.
VS: Will home ground advantage count in your favour or add more pressure?
TL: It is always nice to participate in front of your home crowd. We will ensure that it works to our advantage.
Quick, concise and to the point. Now that won’t be a bad strategy if NWU want to walk away with the spoils this Friday night in Potch.
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By Shafiek Mouton @fiekie7 on Twitter