Surviving the January period, when they were not at full strength, the Madibaz football team have returned to the top of the SAB League log after two wins last weekend.
Due to the varsity term starting only in February, the Nelson Mandela University outfit missed several out-of-town players when the league resumed in early January.
However, Madibaz football manager Mark Tommy said careful management of their resources had helped them to handle this challenge.
“One of our strategies is to optimise the squad through a rotation process,” he said.
“This creates an ability in the local-based players to deal with the competition demands when the out-of-town student athletes have not yet returned to campus.”
Tommy added that their efforts had given the team a boost, with the returning players excited at the ability of the squad to “withstand the challenges during the January period”.
“Heading the log underlines the quality of this team and ticks all the boxes that our technical staff, under the astute guidance of Wayne Iveson, have in place to put the team on the correct path.”
While they knew there were no guarantees, Tommy said they were confident for the rest of the season.
“Having done it before we believe the winning culture and experience will keep us going.”
Madibaz will continue their campaign with an away fixture against Amarhamba United tomorrow.