DUT’s RESIDENCE LEAGUE RESUMES
By: Lungelo Ngcamu
The Durban University of Technology’s Residence League got back in action on Saturday.
After a long break, the league resumed at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko campus.
The first game saw Seaboard Two winning by 2-0 against Persada. Sipho Ntoyanto and Lungani Ngobese were on target.
The 2014 RSC Tournament champions Alpine narrowly edged Seaboard One with a 1-0 win to advance to the quarter finals.
The last game of the day was between Hertine Court and Baltimore.
A brace from the Baltimore striker Mandla Nyembezi saw them going to the quarter finals joining Alpine and Seaboard Two.
The Baltimore res captain Syanda Thusi told Journalismiziko Sport that he is very happy that they won the game.
“It was very challenging but as a team we worked very hard to get these positive results we know that things will be very tough in the next round but I promise all Baltimore residents that we are going to do better,” said Thusi.
On the other side the Hertine court defender Musa Shabangu lamented the referee’s decisions and fatigue amongst them.
“For me I think we did very well but the referee made a lot of mistakes that cost us at the end,” said Shabangu.
“Apart from that I also think match fitness also killed us, we did not have much time training- that would have made us stronger for the challenge,” added the defender.
The Sports Committee chairperson, Cebisa Doda revealed to Journalismiziko that the aim for these games is to protect students from drugs and pregnancy.
“These games assist students residing in residence to release stress and not to get involved in wrong habits,” said Doda.
“The aim is to keep our students away from things that could let them down, so as they are staying in residences we need get them particular distraction from the pressure of schoolwork,” said the second year Sports Management student.