The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) netball team is determined to dominate the Varsity Cup in five years time. They have been producing positive results lately and are third on the log with 22 points. They have defeated Free State University and the NorthWest University this season, and are starting to believe they can lift the Varsity Cup next month.
Affectionately known as the “Madibaz”, the team dominated the courts this year beating top universities with a relatively young team. Nolusindiso Twani has been with the Madibaz team since 2014 and is also a member of the SA under 21 team.
She participated in the World Champs in Botswana last year were she excelled: ” It’s nice to be in a team that is winning, the culture is excellent here, we all respect each other, we play as a team which is very good and we are comparative. “
Lana Krige has 20 years of coaching to her credit: “We are not a big university that has too many resources but this year we embarked on a new strategy to lure young players, but we are still on a journey but it has been an honour to coach these young dedicated netball players and confidence is now starting to show ”
The Madibaz have not yet made the semi finals of the Varsity Cup. Their next hurdle will be the formidable Maties on the 24th of this month. A win will book them a semi final spot.