There will be a sense of anticipation in the Alice air, as their beloved FNB UFH prepare to play what should be their biggest game to date, and one can only assume what the mood between the players and the coaches will be. The preparations are done and D-Day is here.
“We have worked day and night, not just during our bye, but since last year, during our off-season,” said a confident FNB UFH captain, Zanoxolo Qwele. “We had always believed that we have a side that can take us the full distance, but it was implementation that would ensure us a home semi-final as the first step towards achieving our goal, and a few months later, here we are.”
FNB UFH have had some rest as they enjoyed a bye this past week, and with that said, fans are almost certainly in for a cracker of a semi-final as they face FNB UKZN who are on the back of a confidence-boosting victory over FNB Rhodes. The semi-final for both teams is a massive event, with FNB UKZN hoping to secure a shot at the title and FNB UFH hoping to go one step further, lifting the cup for the first time.
“Remain humble in all you do, maintain a cool head at all times, and basics will never go wrong,” said Head Coach Carlos Katywa. “We have had six games to prepare for this. We have made mistakes and we have learnt, so from here on we are working on a grand finale, to ensure that after the final whistle on Monday we have done ourselves, the university and the community proud.”
The stage returns to Davison Stadium in Alice, where the showdown between Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal’s finest will be held. Who will emerge with a spot in the final?
FNB UFH will face FNB UKZN in Alice on the 27th of March in a semi-final match at 18:30.
By Kgoboko Kgoboko