DUT THRASH UKZN IN LADIES SOCCER
By Nasiphi Mvunyiswa
The Durban University of Technology defeated the University of KwaZulu-Natal by 11-0 in the ladies soccer match at DUT’s Steve Biko Campus on Saturday.
It was clear early on in the game that UKZN was in trouble. DUT had greater ball possession and their strikers were on the attack. The first goal of the match came from DUT striker Yulie Ngcobo. After Ngcobo’s goal, goals just started coming from DUT and the UKZN defence was extremely weak.
The visitors started playing with aggression and one of the UKZN players got a yellow card. DUT capitalised on the weak defence of the visitors and scored six goals by the end of the first half.
UKZN was no different in the second half. Their defenders were making reckless mistakes and their strikers were dormant. Within a few minutes into the game, DUT strikers continued where they left off in the first stanza. Within 20 minutes into the 2nd half, the score was 9-0.
UKZN started being a victim of jokes from the crowed as insults were thrown to the visitors. This seemed to deplete the morale of UKZN as they started to play even worse and displayed lack of energy in the field. There was not much work to be done by the home side’s goalkeeper, Mbali Mavuso, because the visitors hardly showed effort of scoring a goal.
The referee blew the whistle signalling the end of the game. The coach of DUT, Thinasonke Mbuli, was very pleased with the final score. “We achieved what we wanted to achieve, we had planned on scoring many goals in this particular match,” said Mbuli.
She added that it seems they always score many goals when playing against UKZN. “I don’t want to say that they are a weak team because that would be an insult, but the last time we played against them, before this game, we beat them by 14-0. That speaks for itself.”