After a disappointing loss to FNB UKZN last week, FNB UFH are looking to return to winning ways when they face FNB Rhodes on Monday.
A very disappointed captain of UFH Blues, Zanoxolo Qwele, was spot on with his comments after the match at a rainy Booysen Stadium, Pieter Maritzburg. “It was not the kind of score we had in mind, but we will have to live with our mistakes, we should have won the game, and yet again our mistakes as a team come back to haunt us and ultimately cost us the game,” he said.
FNB UFH are yet to find their feet in this year’s campaign, with three mixed performances, will this be the match where they finally come unstuck and build consistency? The men from Alice will face the FNB Rhodes who are also looking to find their feet in this year’s competition, and are hopeful of a maiden win.
With three games to go in the fight for a top-four spot, the window of opportunity is closing, but it will go down to the wire. The FNB UFH will look at claiming maximum points to increase their likelyhood of a semi-final spot.
“In my books this was all good quality ball for our backs, which is a good platform to launch attacks on the opposition. You know it is not a secret – all this possession was not utilised into our benefit at all. Our backline players failed to make it count and that was the major setback for us,” said coach Carlos Katywa after their loss.
The FNB UFH will play against FNB Rhodes at Rhodes Great Field on Monday 27 February at 18h30. FNB UFH have announced an unchanged team to face of FNB Rhodes.
Starting XV: 15 Wilfred Bowers, 14 Zayne Farmers, 13 Somila Jho, 12 Xolela Daniels, 11Sibongile Novuka, 10 Jeandre Christian, 9 Lindokuhle Kenene, 8 Thulani Njenje, 7 Leon Ndlovu, 6 Zanoxolo Qwele, 5 Philisani Ncoko, 4 Sibusiso Sityebi, 3 Bulelani Mdodana, 2 Mkhonto Caku-caku,1 Asiphe Fanele.
Replacements: 16 Lulamile Kama, 17 Lixhanti Tame,18 Chuma Biyana,19 Sokhana` Mpemba, 20 Qhama Masiza, 21 siphoxolo Zaula, 22 Luyolo Batshise, 23 Sivuyile Mdishwa
By Kgoboko Kgoboko