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Karla Pretorius named player of the year

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Even though the South African women’s netball team couldn’t secure a victory at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool on Sunday, they were honored to celebrate the achievement of their wing defence Karla Pretorius who was named Player of the Tournament.

The last South African to win the same award was Erin Burger who was given player of the 2011 Netball World Cup in Singapore.

“I feel very honoured and grateful to have been named the best player. You are only as good as those you surround yourself with. So, a massive thanks to the team who did so well,” said Pretorius.

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Varsity sports football results since kick-off

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4 rounds to go until, one team claims the victory. We have experienced 5 rounds of varsity diski, and top of the football log is TUT with 10 points, making a two points difference between TUT and the teams which are in second and third place on the log.

Following on the football log in second place is the NMU which sits with 8 points together with UFS.

UWC, UJ and the UP follow each other on the log, after 5 rounds of football they all sit with a score of 7, followed by CUT with the score of 6 and UKZN with just 2 points making it last on the log.

Round 6 of football is set to take place on the 29th this week.

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Gearing up for varsity Netball 2019

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Eight teams and nine rounds, for the netball teams to begin their quest as they take it to the court for the number one spot.

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The Madibaz, Maties, Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Tswane University of Technology (TUT), Univeristy of Free-State (UFS), Univeristy of Johannesburg ( UJ), University of Pretoria TUKS (UP Tuks), University of Western Cape (UWC) will take on 9 rounds for the varisty netbal glory.

Matches are set to begin on the 26th of August.

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Round 1 of Varsity Football

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Varsity football started on a high with all teams looking to make a good first impression, as kickoff began on Thursday afternoon.

The University of Free-state (UFS) went against the University of the Western Cape (UWC), starting kickoff with a close call win of 3-2, against the UWC.

FNB Player of the Match: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match:Nelson Chauke (UFS)

MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Dylan O’Brien (UFS)

TUT vs UP-Tuks

The Tswane University of Technology (TUT) wouldn’t let the Univeristy of Pretoria claim victory as they managed to tackle the Univeristy of Pretoria (UP-Tuks) to a 1-0 at their home grounds.

FNB Player of the Match: Brian Tshoba (TUT)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Saver: Sikhumbuzo Ncube (TUT)

MTN Connector: Jurgen Booysen (UP-Tuks)

UJ vs CUT

The univeristy of Johannesburg (UJ) were confident enough to take on the Central University of Technology (CUT) at the CUT Stadium. UJ ended victorious with 1-0 score against CUT.

FNB Player of the Match: Thabang Lebese (UJ)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Alan Mabuza (UJ)

MTN Pulse Moment of Brilliance: Mpho Molwatse (CUT)

NMU vs UKZN

The Nelson Mandela University was playing at their home ground and made their fans proud, as they made their home ground an advantage leading up to a 2-1 victory against the University of Kwa-zulu Natal (UKZN).

FNB Player of the Match: Simphiwe Mlangeni (NWU)

Debonairs Pizza Real Deal Save of the Match: Kagiso Ramadivhane (NWU)

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