South Africa: Women’s varsity football is back

 

By Sizakele Nkosi

 

In 2009, establishment of varsity sport made it possible for university students across South Africa to compete with one another on a higher level. This meant women’s football was also catered for in 2013, which saw the University of Johannesburg winning the inaugural cup. The 2014 reigning queens are Tshwane University of Technology with Lebogang Rakhuduwe taking player of the match, after beating University of Pretoria 5-0 at the final.

The champions TUT, made their intentions very clear that they want to keep the cup in the capital city Tshwane, by winning their opening match against VUT 2-0. TUT’s neighbours – the University of Pretoria coached by former Banyana Banyana player Simphiwe Dludlu, also began on the right foot, defeating 2013 varsity cup champions University of Johannesburg 2-1.

In their second match however, University of Pretoria have lost at home to the University of Western Cape 0-2. The two teams went to the break stalemate but two early goals in the second stanza meant the away team takes 3 point. Vaal University of Technology played with 10 players when they were punished 0-3 by North –West University.

Other Results

VUT 0-3 NWU-PUKKE (Mamosa Mpotle, Queen Ramaila x2)

TUKS 0-2 UWC (Rachel Sebati x2)

Table standings 12/09/2015

Pool A

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 NWU-PUKKE 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2 TUT 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
3 VUT 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0

 

Pool B

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 UP-Tuks 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3
2 UWC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 UJ 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

 

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