After giving themselves a boost by defeating defending champions UP-Tuks, the University of Johannesburg will be looking to improve their strike rate in the Varsity Football competition this season.
UJ suffered an opening setback with a 1-0 loss to Central University of Technology, but last week’s win against Tuks will have fortified their confidence.
However, UJ soccer manager Joel Kgokong said they would be looking to polish their finishing ability in front of goal.
“We have created chances, but we now need to convert those into goals in our remaining games,” he said.
Crucially, as their defence stood firm, they took their chance against Tuks when Tebogo Mandyu slotted a penalty to set up the 1-0 triumph.
On Thursday they face another key encounter against Tshwane University of Technology, who underlined their attacking ability by netting seven goals without reply against Fort Hare last week.
“Before the season started we identified Tuks and TUT as the teams we wanted to beat and we know TUT will be a tough encounter,” said Kgokong.
“But we will be playing our first home game this year and we are looking forward to performing in front of our home fans.”
Against Tuks, Kgokong said they had been solid in the midfield and in defence.
“We have been good in those areas, although we were a bit shocked with our opener against CUT where we lost 1-0. That was not the way we wanted to start.”