University of Johannesburg soccer captain Sphesihle Mbhele wants his team to regain the winning touch when they take on North-West University in a Varsity Football match on Thursday.
With two wins from four matches, UJ outfit are lying second on the log, but Mbhele was disappointed that they could only draw 2-2 with University of Western Cape at the Soweto campus in Johannesburg last week.
He has called for a much better performance against NWU at the same venue.
“I was not particularly happy with how we performed against UWC,” he said. “We will be working hard to improve our game in every department.”
After conceding an early goal against UWC and trailing 1-0 at halftime, UJ got back into Thursday’s game with an equaliser by Moagi Makhoane.
However, they were in trouble again when UWC took the lead with 20 minutes left. But they saved themselves embarrassment when Preston McKay headed home the second equaliser with five minutes remaining.
“While I want to see a big improvement all round, I was encouraged with the way the guys bounced back on Thursday against UWC,” he said.
“But we definitely need to show better form against North-West on Thursday.”
While UJ are in second position on seven points, there are several teams in hot pursuit, with Central University of Technology just a point behind them.