UWC coach Salie Adams said the team had set themselves the goal of finishing in the top four.
“We are still on track to qualify for the top four and if we win our next game there’s a good chance we will achieve this,” he said.
Adams will be calling for a better defensive effort from his team and the elimination of careless errors as they strive to stay in contention for the title.
Fort Hare have had a tough start to the season, having lost all three games, but they will be fired up to change that against the champions.
Another side chasing a win after two draws will be Central University of Technology when they host Wits in Bloemfontein.
CUT fought hard for a draw against UWC last week and they will be aiming to build on that against the Johannesburg outfit.
Wits will be hungry for a return to action after not playing last week because a number of their players had national commitments.
The home side underlined their ability with a 3-0 win over University of Johannesburg, but they know that they face a new challenge today.
“We have taken a lot of confidence out of our win against UJ,” said Njokwe. “But we know that is now in the past and have shifted our focus to NWU-Mafikeng.”
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will be looking to keep their unbeaten record when they host UJ today.
Sitting happily on nine points after three matches, a win against UJ could be enough to send them through to the semifinals.
UJ’s loss to UP-Tuks was a blow to their confidence, but they are determined to bounce back today.
“Obviously that was a bitter pill to swallow, but this is football and we have to put whatever happened to us in the past,” UJ coach Mandla Zwane said.