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UJ ladies determined to retain their title

 

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UJ ladies captain Basia Michaels knows her side will have to be on top of their game if tney are to retain their Varsity Football title.

 

The Johannesburg side were convincing winners in the inaugural competition last year, beating TUT 6-0 in the final.

 

However, Michaels is aware that things will not necessarily be so easy this time, especialy with the new age restriction of 25.

 

“Last year was great, we worked really hard and it was our day, but the competition is completely up in the air this year.

 

“We have lost a few players due to the age restriction so we just have to bite the bullet, stay humble and make it work,” she said.

 

UJ finished third at the USSA championships after getting knocked out on penalties in their semifinal against TUT who went on to take the title by beating UP-Tuks.

 

As a result the defending champions will square off with UP-Tuks in their semifinal this year which will be played ahead of one of the men’s Varsity Football semifinals on September 8.

 

The other semifinal will see last year’s runners-up TUT take on UWC who finished fourth at USSA.

 

Article and image source: VarsitySportsSA