Madibaz goal shooter Nolusindiso Twani is ready for an exciting showdown when they face fourth-placed Stellenbosch University in the seventh round of the Varsity Netball tournament in Stellenbosch on Monday.
The Port Elizabeth-based squad set out determined to finish in the top four, but an up and down season means they will most likely finish fifth after three wins and three losses from six games.
They suffered their third loss of the season against North-West University at home on Monday.
Despite the blow, Twani said they were ready to put on a good show in their next match.
“I think we’ve got a good chance to take it against Maties. We just need to keep our heads in the right place and go out there and play our hearts out in our last game.”
Under the guidance of Lana Krige, whom Twani said had a remarkable ability to come up with surprise tactics, the team would undoubtedly be motivated to end their campaign on a high.
“It’s hard for the other teams to play against us because we’re so unpredictable.
“Coach is full of surprises and, because she has so many options, she always seems to be able to come up with an alternative, run with it and make it work.”
The 21-year-old has repeatedly stood out throughout the tournament and has been awarded the Best Shot-award three times for her performance against Vaal University of Technology, University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg.
Although they were short on the desired results, the third-year was positive about the team and tournament as a whole.
“We have really progressed this season. If you compare our scores to last year, the margins are much better and I think as a team we did well.”