After a win and a loss, the University of Johannesburg outfit want to redeem themselves when they take on UP-Tuks in their Varsity Football match in Pretoria on Thursday.
Now they are ready to pick themselves up for the UP-Tuks challenge to maintain their bid to reach the semifinals.
Despite Thursday’s setback, coach Mandla Zwane said the players were not discouraged.
“It was unfortunate that we conceded two goals in the first seven minutes against TUT and it’s difficult to come back from that against a team of their calibre,” said Zwane.
“But the spirit in the camp remains high and we want to come back strongly against Tuks.”
He added that the squad had a sizeable number of newcomers this year and they were going through a building phase.
“But we have definitely targeted a spot in the semifinals and the players are working hard towards that.”
His comments were backed up by UJ skipper Sphesihle Mbhele, who said at the start of the competition that they wanted to build on last season’s momentum.
“The goal is to take it one game at a time, but we’re not taking our eyes off the prize,” said Mbhele. “We are looking to go all the way.”