Following their win over Wits this week, the University of Johannesburg will be looking to consolidate their position on the log in the final Varsity Football round-robin match against Fort Hare in Alice on Monday.
UJ‘s 2-0 victory in the Johannesburg derby has moved them to fourth on the log and another win could be enough to secure them a place in the semi-finals.
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have already clinched their spot in the top four but the teams below them are tightly bunched.
Central University of Technology (CUT) are second on 11 points, followed by UP-Tuks and UJ on eight points, and University of Western Cape (UWC) and NWU-Mafikeng on seven each. NWU have the advantage of having a game in hand.
“I don’t think just because they lost by a big margin to Tuks that we will be in for an easy game.
“There will be no walkover for us and it will be a tough challenge in Alice.”
He said they knew what was at stake and everyone was aware that three points for a win could push them up the log, depending on the other results.
The UJ mentor was pleased with their efforts on Monday when Katlego Ntsabeleng and Samuel Warder scored goals in a season where they have been found wanting in front of goal.
“I don’t think we did much differently except to change some playing personnel. The goals have been eluding us but the boys knew the importance of Monday’s game, as well as the final match at Fort Hare.”