Know Your Team – TUT

by | Aug 26, 2019

TUT played in the inaugural season of Varsity Netball back in 2013 and since then have not been part of the challenge, so their return will undoubtedly be one of showing that they belong. Opponents, and fans alike, will only truly be able to judge what TUT will add to Varsity Netball on their return once the action gets going.

Only two of their players have experience of the tournament, namely captain Happy Makofane (a 2013 stalwart) and her deputy Lentsamang Motau who spent three years with NWU. That doesn’t mean that they will be saddled with all the pressure, however, as almost the entire squad have been part of helping them requalify through the USSA structures (at VUT’s expense).

At the same time, their coaches Dumisani Chauke (Madibaz 2013-15) and Mninawa Ndaku (TUT 2013) have coached at this level which can only help when the going gets tough.

Full TUT Squad:
Happy Makofane (captain)
Lentsa Motau (vice-captain)
Cindy Selwana
Thulagano Mashilo
Nozipho Nkosi
Theoner Mthombeni
Matamela Murivhami
Nkoloki Malebana
Mpho Mabitsela
Lerato Sedumedi
Ofentse Kgashane
Yolanda Charles
Mpho Gololo
Pontso Mogale
Rosina Malatsi

Tallest player: Mpho Mabitsela (1.78m)
Shortest player: Pontso Mogale (1.48m)

Coaching Staff:
Head coach: Dumisani Chauke
Assistant coach: Mninawa Ndaku
Team manager: Emily Mathosa

Team Records:
Previous performances: 2013 – 7th
Biggest win: 16 goals (51-35 vs UCT, 2013)
Biggest defeat: 72 goals (16-88 vs NWU, 2013)
Most goals scored: 51 (51-35 vs UCT, 2013)
Least goals scored: 12 (12-78 vs Tuks, 2013)
Least goals conceded: 35 (43-35 vs UCT, 2013) & (51-35 vs UCT, 2013)
Most goals conceded: 88 (16-88 vs NWU, 2013)
Most consecutive wins: 1 (2013)
Most consecutive losses: 3 (2013)

 

Photo 1 Caption: TUT have returned to the Varsity Netball Challenge with 13 new players as they seek to make their presence felt on the court. Photo: Supplied

 

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