University of Limpopo looking to improve rankings at 2019 USSA Games

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University of Limpopo (UL)’s Sport Administration on Wednesday gave an update on the institution’s state of readiness for the 2019 University Sport South Africa (USSA) Games.

The institution is represented in 11 sporting codes including Badminton, Hockey, Golf, Dance, Netball, Karate, Squash, Rugby and Bodybuilding happening from 1-5 July in different parts of the country.

Badminton and Golf coordinator at UL Strada Dlamini is happy they have a team competing in Badminton nationally this year.

Dlamini reveals their absence last year was due to a lack of training venues.

Another code making a return on the national stage for UL is Squash and code manager Sonica Fritz says the revival of the sport has been one of their success stories this year.

Fritz who also manages basketball is happy with the preparations for both codes for USSA games 2019 taking place in Cape Town.

Much as she has seen improvements Fritz says the institution is realistic about their chances in the codes.

Hockey and Karate manager Wayde Frazer is pleased to see the University invest in technology that will help grow the code.

Frazer reveals that for the first time the Hockey team has and will be traveling with a video analyst adding that it is important to keep with the sporting trends.

The code will play in Stellenbosch this year. Frazer speaks about the challenges of adjusting to different turfs at the national games.

Code manager for Netball Ethel Mnguni expressed dissatisfaction at UL being relegated into a lower pool saying this year they want to reclaim their glory.

Mnguni is positive of a good showing by her team but she adds they have a tough challenge.

Report by Lethabo Kganyago