The FNB Madibaz rugby team will not lose focus of their FNB Varsity Shield goals despite occupying top spot on the log after an unbeaten campaign so far.
Following a bye this week, the Nelson Mandela University team will be back in action when they host Tshwane University of Technology in Port Elizabeth on Monday at the Madibaz Stadium at 6.30pm.
Even with their next two opponents – TUT and Fort Hare – in the bottom half of the log, Madibaz coach Jarryd Buys said they would not let complacency get in their way.
“At this stage of the season we haven’t accomplished anything,” he said.
“Whether the teams we face are sixth on the log or first, we need to make sure the momentum is still there leading into the semifinals.”
Buys added if they started worrying about what other teams were doing it would distract their focus.
“We are just aiming at getting a good log position to try to make sure we get a home semifinal.”
While Madibaz are assured of a top-four spot, he added it was important to keep the winning momentum.
“There has been a great vibe at the Madibaz Stadium but, as with many sports, the more you win the more support you receive.
“That’s also why we need to make sure we put our best foot forward against TUT on Monday because we want to strengthen the student interaction at the matches, which has been great.”