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Tuks bow to TUT pressure

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The TUT women’s football team slated frustrated city rivals University of Pretoria 5-0 in an epic varsity football finale. This fairly one sided, encounter was witnessed by jubilant football fanatics at the University of Johannesburg, yesterday afternoon.

TUT started as the superior of the teams and opened the score in the third minute through the wader of Mary Ntsweng following a great supply from Kgomotso Mashilwane down the right flank.

“Take ur Time” as TUT is affectionately known, remained in charge of the early stages by retaining possession and dictating the midfield battle as Tuks were left to play off scraps. Bontle  Mashilo nearly doubled TUT’s lead in the 18th minute when she attempted a sassy chip over Tuks’ goalkeeper Cailin Whyte ,but the midfielder failed to hit the target.

After water break, Tuks gained momentum and were able to get more possession but attempts at goal were few and far between. They were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box in the 38th minute but Jade Meissner Raposo failed to convert it, instead the ball went over the crossbar.

The second half kick-started on the same note as the first half with TUT dominating possession and creating numerous chances but, once again, their final touch let them down. Ntsweng grabbed a brace in 62nd minute making it 2-0. The Banyana playmaker held her nerve and rounded the keeper before slotting the ball into the roof of the open net.

Palesa Mohlabai made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute. Mohlabai wreaked havoc on the Tuks defence and was brought down in the 18-yard area in 75th minute. Katlego Khwinana stepped up to take the spot kick and made it 4-0.

.Khwinana got her brace, and TUT’s fifth, in the 88th minute when she broke through the Tuks defences and neatly placed the ball beyond the reach of the goalie.

The 5-0 score line was sufficient to hand “Take ur Time” their first Varsity Football title at the second attempt after losing in last year’s final.

Individual awards are as follows:

FNB Player of the Match:  Lebogang Rakhuduwe

Samsung Super Striker: Mary Ntsweng

 

By Mokete Radebe