(Published - 13 August 2019)
Last week Udubs bagged their first win of the competition this season when they produced a fine performance at home to beat the Central University of Technology (CUT) 2-0. The win lifted UWC to the fifth position in the log standings – one point below a much sought after semi-final place.
The team’s away record has not been that impressive, having lost 3-2 and 2-1 to the University of the Free State and the University of Pretoria (Tuks), respectively, in their opening two matches. And with UJ currently sitting second in the log following their 4-0 thrashing of Tuks last week, UWC will have to be at their best to emerge victorious.
That being said, coach Stanton Smith was optimistic after the win over CUT last week, saying his team lost their two opening games away not because they were out-played, but due to errors on their part. “In this game (CUT) we rectified those mistakes and took our chances, and won.”
“What an amazing game! It was a very important win for the spirit and morale of the boys. And we’re definitely back on track in the competition. We said we need 12 points to earn a spot in the semi-finals. We have won our first home game and we still have three more home games coming. Hopefully we will get maximum points then and be on our way to the semi-finals again.”
The game at UJ will take place at 18h30 on Thursday evening, 15 August, and it will be UWC’s last away game in the round robin mini-league before hosting University of KwaZulu-Natal, Tshwane University of Technology and North West University in three consecutive weeks.