While most of the University’s students are taking a deserved winter break, MUT sports teams are wrapping up their preparations for the University Sports South Africa (USSA) games scheduled for 29 June to 11 July 2019. Rugby and hockey teams will take on their counterparts at Matieland (University of Stellenbosch), while the award-winning dance team will be competing at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. The volleyball team will square up to other higher education institutions teams in Central University of Technology (CUT), the bodybuilding team will be in North West University, and the netball team will be at Wits University.
The Head of the Department of Sports, Willie Mkhwanazi, was confident all the teams would do well. “My message to all the teams was that they needed to uphold the name of the University. We are doing our best to support them,” said Mkhwanazi. Mkhwanazi added that participating in sports was giving their students a chance to be better social beings with a brighter future.
The volleyball team coach, Nkululeko Mtembu said his teams were ready to bring trophies to MUT. “I have been with these teams for more than a year. We are well prepared for CUT visit,” said Mtembu, who coaches both male and female student teams. MUT teams have a history of performing well at this annual tournament; there is every reason to believe this trend will continue this season.