Coaches from UFS, Tuks and UJ say their teams will outperform as the competition unfolds in the Mother City.
MM Platinum becomes the second team from Gauteng to gain automatic promotion to GladAfrica Championship after JDR Stars.
Lusanda Xakwana excelled in Poland. The temperatures were chilly and yet he persevered until he could not endure being homesick.
UJ’s Women Football Club earns more bragging rights in the Hollywoodbets Super League after winning consecutively at home ground in Soweto and away in Durban.
“Truth be told: it is tough and training with no drive or anything pushing you becomes difficult too. In fact, I miss football; I miss my life. After all, it’s not just a field it is my home,” said a UJ football player.
“Apart from women’s football still not being professionalised, . . . SWNL continues to experience some teething issues. These range from teams having to drive more than 1000km to play their fixtures to referees arriving late,” writes Busisiwe Mokwena.
Womandla League is one of UJ’s campus football leagues. The name womandla is a combination of women and amandla, which is a Xhosa and Zulu word for power.
Much anticipation awaits the 7th fixture as this might seal UJ’s fate in the tournament.
UJ coach Mandla Zwane told The Open Journal that one of the challenges is the lack of wins in their home games.
Having played away against the Central University of Technology, the University of Johannesburg’s Orange Army started well with a 0-1 win against the hosts in the first round.