Sport Update 18 September 2017

EMMANUEL OLUSUGEN & NTOMBI MKANDHLA

Cricket

Eight Assupol TuksCricket players took part in the #eKasiChallenge as part of the Multiply Titans, beating the Highveld Lions by 71 runs. TheMultiply Titans clinched the Momentum eKasi Challenge trophy by piling up 363 for eight in their 50 overs, dismissing the Highveld Lions for 292 in the 48th over. TuksCricket player Aiden Markham was Player of the Match.

 

Fitness

House Education, in collaboration with Move4Fitness which a student-driven fitness initiative, recently held a night-time bo ot camp. Called #SweatTillYouGlow, the fitness event was held at the Urban Soccer Stadium. Boniswa Tele, the chair of House Education, said the event was a continuation of their previous fitness event #SummerBodyFitness.

Describing #SweatTillYouGlow as a “dance party”, Tele said attendees worked out to popular upbeat music. Tickets ranged between R80 and R120. Sponsors of the event included the Department of Student Affairs (DSA), the manager of transformation and monitoring at the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Education Dr. Rakgadi Phatlane, Haloa Coffee and other anonymous sponsors.

 

Varsity Football

TuksFootball claimed all three points in a 1-0 victory in their crucial Varsity Football encounter against CUT at Tuks Stadium on 7 September. Having managed to win only two of their first five games, the Tuks players were desperate to take a win in the penultimate stages of what has been a challenging tournament.

The pressure on CUT finally took its toll in the 86th minute as a pass from winger Jurgen Booysen was headed by substitute Chinedu Okolo, who scored a goal. The goal would prove to be the difference between the two sides as it ended 1-0, Tuks walking away with the victory. Tuks number 5, Simbongile Njokwe, picked up the FNB Man of the Match award while goal scorer Okolo walked away with the Samsung Best Shot award. This moved them to fourth place in the overall standings thanks to their victory.

In the semi-final, TuksFootball won the game 3-1 to UWC Football. UWC seemed to get off to a perfect start by scoring a goal within the first minute of the match. However , TuksFootball remained persistent on the field. Their determination eventually paid off when forward Odwa Makha headed in a corner kick, equalising the score. Within five minutes of the second half, Njokwe catapulted TuksFootball to the lead with a goal. A penalty goal from Makha in the 89th minute sealed TukFootball’s fate in the final against TUT Football on 28 September at the TUT Stadium.

The FNB Man of the Match was Njokwe while Claudio de Almeida (also from TuksFootball) won the Samsung Best Shot award.

 

Rowing

TuksRowing’s Women and Men A&B crews qualified for the Boat Race A finals. Boat Race is an annual event or ganised by University Sport South Africa (USSA) held in Port Alfred.

 

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