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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Ready to Rock!

RARING TO GO: FNB CPUT play their first game on Thursday. RARING TO GO: FNB CPUT play their first game on Thursday.

The FNB CPUT team got some extra special inspiration ahead of their debut 2018 Varsity Shield game on Thursday when they will go head to head with Tshwane University of Technology.

The team received their jerseys during a function on the Bellville campus on Monday and were addressed by none other than Western Province coach John Dobson who stressed the importance of a good character in a player.

“You’ve got the talent, the passion and the support from the university. Just let it be tangible and show it on the field by the way you get off the ground and surprise everyone this year. Teammates that are tight, they can do extraordinary things,” said Dobson.

“If you guys make a collective decision that you’re going to contribute to every aspect on and off the field – whether it’s leaving your table tidy, whether it’s knowing the bus driver’s name, whether it’s talking to the new guy next to you…just that and you’ll achieve extraordinary results. You can’t afford not to contribute.”

Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Nhlapo told the team that the whole university community was behind them 110 percent.
“You are now our brand ambassadors. We support you and we are proud of you and we look forward to watching you play,” he said.

Thursday’s game will be played at the TUT stadium.

The team’s first home game will be on February 26 when they will play Walter Sisulu University in Wellington.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za