CELEBRATIONS continued yesterday as the NMMU Madibaz arrived back in Port Elizabeth
Madibaz coach Lukhanyo Wasa praised the achievement of his charges. "We have come a long way. Our squad comprises young players but they have proved to be some of the best in the country. They have managed to compete against the top universities with senior teams campaigning in the Absa Premiership."
Wasa said the team would now need to settle down and concentrate on the final. "Our objective is to bring the cup to the province. We had a great game against TUT and now we are building our momentum for the final and the players are hungry to be the first to register the institution's name on that trophy."
Madibaz captain Kurt Duff said the players were thrilled with their victory. "We have all gained great experience in the tournament and are looking forward to the final."
Team manager Mark Tommy said the competition had showcased some of the best amateur talent on offer in the country. "The Varsity Football Challenge gives players a platform to expose their talent to professional team scouts.
"This will be one of the biggest games in the history of university football in this country."