Wits ladies football coach, Jabulile Baloyi, believes that in 2014 her team will conquer their demons. That includes, even if only incidentally, avenging Wits Rugby’s crushing loss to University of Johannesburg (UJ) last night.
With both round and oval balls, Wits’ teams have struggled against their orange-clad neighbours, making a trip to Kingsway Avenue a traumatic one for any Witsie with an ounce of kudu blood in their veins.
Baloyi’s ladies lost home and away to UJ in the 2013 Gauteng Football League (GFL) including a 5-0 drubbing at home, and consequently failed to qualify for national play-offs.
The coach is confident though that things will go differently this year. The former Banyana Banyana vice-captain said she would be pushing her “talented” team harder this year in search of silverware, and the pride that comes with it.
Many Witsies are almost certainly relishing a rare opportunity for bragging rights, in any sporting code, whatever the shape of the ball, against our local nemesis.