North-West University (NWU) Varsity Football team, dubbed the noble boys of the tournament, did not disappoint as they delivered a solid and convincing 2-1 victory to their challengers and hopefuls University of Western Cape (UWC) in a televised stunner.
Determined to cement their status as the best of the two teams, NWU drew first blood with a devastating goal from Tshepo Baholo, which UWC answered by scoring their own equaliser shortly before the game went into half time. Coming back from half-time and determined to reign supreme, the NWU side scored a scorching second goal, through no. 14, Lebohang Phetlhu, which sealed UWC’s fate in the platinum province to much jubilation and cheer from the NWU blue wave which filled the stadium to capacity.
The noble boys didn’t only thrash their opposing side but also scooped up memorable awards on the night including;
Goals: Tshepo Baholo, Lebohang Phetlhu
Goals: Simphiwe Mqandu
Debonairs Real Deal Save: Luzuko Jevuka (NWU)
FNB Player of the Match: Tebogo Mokgobo (NWU)
Samsung Moment of Brilliance: Banele Hlophe (NWU)
NWU: Kennedy Bonolo Ntuane, Gift Mpho Mogorosi, Mojuda Johannes Matlhanyane, Oratile Mothoagae, Abongile Lemese, Vincent Mxolisi Langa, Mogomotsi Molefe, Sandile Edwin Mbatha, Thato Tebogo Mokgobo, Cameron Moolla Chweu
Substitutes: Luzuko Jevuka, Vusimzi Zacharia Ludwala, Olebile Thatayaone Lethoko, Paseka Matsheka, Khotso Moleta, Michael Jesse Smit, Kgothatso Rampe
UWC: Renaldo Paul Leaner, Aghmat Ridhaa Ceres, Tylo Dylan Miller, ay-Dee Giovanni Adams, Tristan Hanslo, Simphiwe Mqandu, Emmanuel Sebareme, Leandro De Sousa, Clinton Herwel, Xolisa Makubalo
Substitutes: Phiwokuhle B. Mphalala, Akhona Cawe, Jayden Wade Petersen, Thapelo Masopha, Charlton Fritz, Lyle Tyrell Hardenberg, Stefan Francis Stuurman, Ryan Marc Ramandh
By Phenyo Mokgothu