The University of Johannesburg outfit will keep the focus on the Varsity Football semifinals this week and not make the mistake of looking too far ahead.
Although they have set themselves the objective of winning the tournament, coach Mandla Zwane said it was important to take it one match at a time.
“We are ready to embrace the challenge ahead of us and are not looking further than Thursday’s game against Wits,” he said.
The match at UJ’s Soweto campus gets under way at 6.15pm and will be preceded by the first semifinal between UP-Tuks and TUT at the Tuks Stadium at 4pm.
Despite losing their final league game to North-West University, UJ finished top of the log. They ended level with University of Pretoria on points and goal difference, but were ranked first by virtue of their earlier win over Tuks.
A sizzling goal from North-West right wing Banele Hlophe made the difference on Thursday as they became the first team to inflict defeat on UJ this season.
However, the UJ players showed their form, with Tebogo Mandyu being named the FNB player of the match and Sandile Ngobese pulling off the Debonairs Real Deal Save.
Zwane said they would be using those sorts of performances to continue their challenge in the competition.
“The players understand that the pressure will be on in the sudden-death situation of a semifinal, but we want to play our own game and focus on what we do well.”