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NMMU triumphs over UFH

Date Released: Mon, 20 August 2012 14:00 +0200

By Ashleigh Morris

The final for the women’s first team netball saw Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) leave no questions unanswered as to who the better team was. A very convincing win with the final score of 43-9 left the NMMU team and their fans very happy.

Goal after goal showed that NMMU’s continuous attack paid off. The first reward came in the first 20 seconds when their goalkeeper scored the first goal of the match, and University of Fort Hare (UFH) was left looking slow in comparison. After missing a good opportunity in the fourth minute, UFH was punished by the swift counter-attacking of NMMU.

UFH managed to keep their composure and their game improved considerably later on in the second half. However, it was not enough for UFH to come back to the game. The victory was already sealed by NMMU.  

The NMMU captain, Zanele Vimbela said the team had been training hard, and that in the end they were “just the better team”. She said their game plan was to make the most of their strong defence and limit the number of chances their opponents had with the ball.

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