UWC have their backs against the wall going into the 2017 edition of the Varsity Women’s Football tournament. UWC were losing finalists last year and are hoping to better their outing this season. Varsity Sports had a chat with head coach Nathan Peskin ahead of his team’s departure to Potchefstroom.
“Preparations have not gone well for us due to some of our key players being away at the World Student Games and losing some players to Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma through scholarship,” said Peskin.
UWC will take on NWU in the opening game followed by a tussle with Tuks in the second game and they end their group stages with a game against UJ.
“The tournament is going to be testing for my players but with the core of the team that played last season available, they will have to step up and fight till the end,” Peskin explained.
Having lost a player like Amogalang Motau, the ladies from UWC will have to pin their hopes on Puleng Moremi to carry the team to greater heights. The tournament will be played from the 21st of September till the 23rd at Fannie Du Toit Stadium with the final being played on the 28th of this month.
“We need unity at the tournament and the players must fulfil the roles that we will outline for them. We are definitely going to miss the players who have left for greener pastures and also Thembi Kgatlana who is currently in Zimbabwe with Banyana Banyana for the Cosafa Cup. What is nice about Thembi’s situation is that she asked the team to make the final so that she can play, as she will be available,” concluded Peskin.
For more information about the Ladies Varsity Football action visit: http://varsitysportssa.com/varsity-football/
By Dumisana Koyana