UJ Dominate Clash Against UKZN to Win ‘Quarter-Final’

It was all about the Orange Army at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in Potchefstroom when UJ beat UKZN 6-0 to seal their semi-final place on day two of Varsity Women’s Football.

Keolebogile Putu got UJ off to a strong start when she scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of the game to put her team 2-0 up.

Thato Letsoso then stepped up to take a penalty and make it 3-0 before proceeding to smash the ball down-field into the net from just before halfway line, giving UJ a cosy 4-0 lead as they headed into the changerooms at half-time.

UKZN got the second half underway and tried their best to get into the swing of things, but the Orange Army stopped them in their tracks, sending them back into their own half every chance they got.

A blatant handball from UKZN saw UJ goalkeeper Dineo Magagula add her name to the list of goal scorers when she took a penalty to make it 5-0. Keolebogile Putuwas unfortunate not to get her hat-trick when her shot hit the crossbar, but Thato Letsoso fired the ball into the back of the net from the deflection to secure her hat-trick and secure UJ’s second win of the day 6-0.

UniZulu 0
UJ (4) 6 
Keolebogile Putu 2,
Thato Letsoso 3 (1 penalty)
Dineo Magagula penalty

FNB Player of the Match: Mechaela Sprangkaan (UJ)
Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Thato Letsoso (UJ)
MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Kholosa Biyana (UKZN)

1 Zukiswa Ntinga
2 Babalwa Mbali
4 Danelle George
5 Lungelo Ndlovu
6 Buyisile Khoza
7 Senelisiwe Jilajila
8 Zinhle Mlaba
10 Sphokazi Ngeleka
12 Nontokozo Khumalo
15 Sithabile Dlamini
19 Kholosa Biyana (captain)
20 Zibuyile Speri
11 Lungelo Mngwengwe
17 Noxolo Ngubane
18 Sneziwe Nombika
22 Lungile Mqadi
24 Nonhlanhla Dlamini
28 Asanda Zulu
Coach: Philani Dumakude

1 Dineo Magagula (captain)
3 Karabo Makhurubetshi
4 Charity Valoyi
10 Boitumelo Rasehlo
12 Refilwe Maseko
13 Mechaela Sprangkaan
14 Thato Letsoso
17 Keolebogile Putu
18 Bonelisile Nzimande
21 Shazzia Vania
22 Rakgadi Kekana
20 Elizabeth Mazivise
6 Sizakele Ndlovu
11 Phindile Matu
16 Faa-iqah Hartley
25 Keneilwe Mathabe
Coach: Jabulile Baloyi



Photo 1 Caption: UJ sealed their semi-final spot after a 6-0 victory against UKZN on Day Two of Varsity Football action in Potchefstroom. Photo: varsitysportssa.com



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