Durban University of Technology’s football star, Ongeziwe Dlangisa has begun her count down before her departure on Sunday, 13 August 2017, to represent the University Sport South Africa’s (USSA) national ladies team as their midfielder in Taipei, China.
Dlangisa, a Department of Sport Management Studies first year student was the only one from the University’s ladies football team selected alongside other students from various institutions around South Africa to play midfield defence for the USSA senior team. Dlangisa attended the selection camp in Secunda earlier this year where there were more than 60 hopefuls.
“All this would not have been possible without the aid of DUT’s Sport Administration Department that believed in me and my talent,” said Dlangisa.
Born and bred in rural Chamtho in uMzimkulu, Dlangisa started playing soccer when she was seven years old. Although she will be playing on the midfield defence side, she has played all round defence all her life, something she believes is what attracted the selectors.
“When I went to the selection camp, I knew I had to have my best game on, I showcased all my skills as an all-round footballer, however, the selectors felt that I will do best as a defender,” added Dlangisa.
The shy and tactful Dlangisa, who hopes that this selection will open more doors for her, would love to play for Banyana Banyana when she completes her studies.
Pictured: Ongeziwe Dlangisa who will be jetting off to represent USSA ladies football national team in Taipei, China.