Get behind the DUT Ladies Soccer team who are playing for the first time in South Africa’s biggest university football tournament, the Varsity Football 2021.
The tournament is being held in a secure bio-bubble at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) resumed on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 and is set to end on Monday, 04 October 2021.
The team played its first match against Wits at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday, 29 September (Wits 5- DUT 1). The next day, Thursday, they also played against UP-Tuks at 10:00 (Tuks 5- DUT 1) and few hours later at 17:00, they played against TUT (TUT 7-DUT 0). The semi-finals are set to be held on Saturday, 02 October 2021. Prior to the semi-finals the last teams in Group A and B and those who take third positions in Group A and B will be competing for the 3rd and fourth positions.
DUT is among eight teams who are competing in this tournament. It joined the University of Western Cape (UWC), WITS, TUT, University of Limpopo (UL), University of Pretoria (UP-Tuks), University of Johannesburg (UJ) and North-West University (NWU-Potchefstroom). All of the games are broadcast live on SuperSport (DStv channel 211).
The DUT Sports Officer, Nondyebo Mgudu is urging the DUT community to offer emotional support to the team regardless of their results. She advised them to be cautious of their comments on social media as they can make or break the player’s concentration level during the tournament. She is confident that the team lead by Nomfundo Buthelezi as the Team Captain and Zama Ngcobo as the Vice-Captain will do well in the tournament.
The team’s Head Coach, Taoni Banda said she is confident that they will not return empty handed based on the team’s hard work and fighting spirit. She expressed her gratitude to the DUT Sports Administration Department for the support. She pleaded with the DUT Community to get behind the ladies.
Pictured: DUT Ladies Soccer team.