NEW BLOOD IN THE DUT FEMALE FOOTBALL TEAM
By: Sihle Sikhakhane
The Durban University of Technology’s female soccer team is already working hard preparing for the new season, looking stronger with new players and rejoined by their 2011 star player.
Rachel Ndaba played for the team in 2011 before dropping out of university due to personal reasons. She’s got speed and she can dribble very well. Coach Thina Mbuli said she is excited to have Ndaba back with the team. “She is a very good player with lot of experience. We did miss her in the team, I’m very happy to have her back,” said the coach. Ndaba is from Clermont outside Durban, she currently doing Sport Management at Ritson Campus. She said, “I can’t wait to get back on the field and do what I do best. I was very disappointed when I dropped out in 2011 but I had no choice.”
A very skillful attacking midfielder, Phumlile Maphumulo, also doing Sport Management, also joins the team. She is from Mzinto outside Durban. She also said she is very much excited to be part of the team. “I’m very happy because even in high school (Phindavele High School) I was playing football,” said Maphumulo.
Mandisa Faya from iNanda also doing Sport Management said she was always in the starting lineup at her high school team. She is popularly known as a very good player as she can be used in different position. “At high school I use to play different positions but I’m comfortable going forward,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to play for this team so I’m very happy to be the part of it.”
Commenting about the new players, the coach said, “We have to qualify this year no matter what. I’m very impressed with my new players I think they are going to add value in this team. I’m still waiting for other two players who are going to join us next week,” said Mbuli.