Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) South Campus will be abuzz with activity on Saturday, when hundreds of students from the Eastern Cape’s four university gather for the annual Intervarsity sporting extravaganza.
READY. SET. GO: Netball star Nandipha Jack will be in action for the NMMU-Madibaz in the annual intervarsity at the university’s South Campus on Saturday: Saspa
NMMU’s Madibaz will go up against teams from Rhodes University, University of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University in 13 sporting codes as they vie for the title of top regional sporting university.
“We would like to welcome all the students for this celebration of varsity sporting activity,” Madibaz Sport deputy director Riaan Osman said.
“This provides a wonderful opportunity for all of us to renew old friendships and create new ones while enjoying healthy competition on the sports fields.”
Osman also welcomed the fact that this year’s Intervarsity coincided with the Rio Olympics, an event that sees sport bringing together the best athletes from around the world.
It tied in with the main purpose of Intervarsity which, he said, was to bring together student athletes from the entire province through sport.
The Madibaz have traditionally been a dominant force at the Intervarsity, where results and camaraderie have equal billing.
Spectators will be treated to about 70 matches across the various sporting codes, with football promising to be one of the highlights.
Fort Hare’s inclusion in the Varsity Football tournament is an indication of their strength and they will be keen to make an impact.
The football kicks off when the Madibaz take on Rhodes University tomorrow at 9am, followed by the match between Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu universities. The winners will bring the curtain down on the Intervarsity when they play in the final at 4pm.
In the main rugby matches of the day, University of Fort Hare will play Walter Sisulu University at 12:20pm, followed by the game between NMMU’s Madibaz and Rhodes University at 2pm.
All the day’s action starts at 9am across the board.
The full list of codes is: pool, basketball, football, hockey, karate, netball, rugby, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, chess, debating and law.
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