Walter Sisulu University skipper confident boys can come back

BY SUPPLIED - AUGUST 6, 2015

WSU Football skipper Zwide Nxumalo is confident that his charges can bounce back from their disappointing loss against TUT at the nation’s capital last Monday night.

WSU head into their round 3 encounter against undefeated Cape Town outfit UWC at the back of a 3-1 defeat to TUT which sees them second from the bottom with one win and one loss after two games.

“The loss against TUT was bitterly disappointing because we played into their hands by abandoning our style of play and let them dictate how we play. This eventually cost us the game,” said Nxumalo.

The 23-year-old final year business management student is under no illusion as to the Achilles heel of his team.

Of the five goals the team has conceded, four have come from set-pieces.

“We know our weakness and we’re working hard to rectify this. If we have realistic hopes of going far in this competition, this is something we have to fix and get right immediately,” says Nxumalo.

Although painful, Nxumalo says the loss to TUT serves as a reminder to the players about the high demand of the Varsity Football competition.

He says the players were very much aware of the hard work and dedication it would take for the team to go far in the competition.

“We have some experienced players in the team who’re able to understand that losing is part of the game and that how you recover from that loss is the most important thing,” says Nxumalo.

FIXTURE: WSU vs UWC

TIME: 18:30

DATE: Thursday 6 August

*The fixture will be broadcast live on Supersport 4 & 10