Mixed Fortunes for Fort Hare Sports and Culture During Winter Games
It has been a bag of mixed fortunes for the University of Fort Hare sports and culture during winter games in the USSA’s and other platforms at home and away.This ranges from the taste of success by the Netball Teddies in University Sports South Africa games in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as they moved up the ladder to B section, just a step away to A section and prospects of participating in the Varsity Shield.
Fort Hare Choir sang their lungs out to conquer and defend what is now and always theirs for the taking, the SATICA competition held at the university’s sports complex. Khulasande Mafanya will don the National Team colours for the chess team to participate in the world games in Poland. Soccer failed in their attempts to qualify for the Vodacom league when they lost all their games in the Aliwal North, Volleyball and Blues rugby were deserted by luck in Johannesburg and Grahamstown respectively.
The Gold medal performance saw netball Teddies overcoming all their opponents in their five high scoring games. The superb work of the diehard coach, Adrian Abrahams was eventually rewarded when they crashed the University of Zululand 48-36 in the final.
The choir welcomed the tertiary institutions choristers at the University of Fort Hare sports complex for the SATICA competition which at the same time saw all the participants engaged in a community outreach program at Mzamomhle School for the disabled in Ntselamanzi Township for painting, cleaning the yard and revamp their garden.
Fort Hare choir went home as overall winners of the competition, East London campus dominated the large section whilst Alice campus came out second to the University of the Western Cape in the Platinum category.