Sport update

The , MUT Academy team

On 30 April 2023, MUT Academy won their match against Durban Punishers by three goals to nil, in their Local Football Association (LFA) match.   Sthenjwa Nene, the team’s coach said  they stuck to their football philosophy, that they need fewer touches. “We also don’t believe in undirected passes. All out passes must be well placed.” Nene said they scored two goals during the first 45 minutes. The goals were  scored by Lungelo “Scara” Ndlovu, Nhlonipho “Mayambela” Nyawo, and Philiswayinkosi Ntuli. Nene also said his players are “very” fit. They train four days a week. The match was played at the King Zwelithini Sport Ground, in Umlazi. Sthenjwa said their next match will against Amaqhawe Academy at a venue that is yet to be announced.

Two of our MUT students, Siphokazi Molapo, and Pamela Hadebe, and MUT Assistant Coach, Thandeka Thusi, have made the Marlins team. The Marlins are participating in the Basketball National  League (BNL). The BNL is the pre-eminent male and female semi-professional basketball league in South Africa. Since its inception in 1993 the league has been exclusively played by male club teams. In 2021 the women’s division was officially launched.

The weekend will see some of the University’s sporting codes squaring up against their counterparts at different venues. MUT are taking part in the track and field of USSA Winter Championships, in Bloemfontein, Free State, from 4 to 6 May 2023. The MUT Rugby team will play a DRSU (Durban Rugby Sub Union)  Walker Cup match against Reservoir Hills Rhinos, at MUT Sport, on 6 May 2023, at 3.30pm.