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18 August 2023
UWC defeat Varsity Football defending champions at Operation Room
UWC put up a clinical performance in defeating defending champions TUT 2-0 at the UWC Sports Stadium.

Both sides were still tasting the cold windy weather after 10 minutes, but TUT came close to breaking the deadlock following a long-range kick from Freddy Mahloana. However, UWC shot-stopper Leathan Croats was wide awake with a save to give the visitors the first corner kick of the game.
Leathan Croats efforts in goal earned him
the Player of the Match award

Dr Lwando Mdleleni’s charges applied the pressure on the TUT half as they managed to force the visitors to commit a foul 25 metres from the poles. A free kick from captain Craig Joemath went wide.

At the end of the first stanza, UWC showed a few moves as they tried to find the back of the net. The score however remained at nil-all at half-time.

The second half started with a bang as the home side took an early lead through Siyabulela Mcimeli when he broke the deadlock.

UWC kept knocking at TUT’s territory and eventually, they extended the lead to make it 2-0 courtesy of midfielder Damian Overmeyer at 71 minutes.

The hosts managed to hold onto the lead as they walked away with maximum points in a rainy and cold Bellville.


UWC (1) 2 (Siyabulela Mcimeli, Damian Overmeyer)
Player of the match: Leathan Croats (UWC)
UWC Starting XI: Leathan Croats, Siyabulela Mcimeli, Damian Overmeyer, Craig Joemath (captain), Jadan Zeeman, Riyaaz Koopstadt, Shuaib Martin, Khanya Alex Dyani, Relebohile Matima, Lutando Mpokotya, Leandro De Sousa.
Head coach: Dr Lwando Mdleleni

Match summary by Karina van den Heever/ Varsity Sports and images by Luigi Bennett/Varsity Sports.