The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Netball Team was crowned champions of the Gauteng Netball Super League on Sunday, 10 September 2023 with Monica Gomases and Minentle Mayekisa winning Overall Player of the Tournament and Best Mid-Court Player, respectively.
While the UJ Senior Team is playing in the 2023 FNB Varsity Netball tournament, the team that won the Gauteng Netball Super League comprises players who are not in the Varsity Netball squad. The team consisted of players such as Nomfundo Mngomezulu, Gomases, Mayekisa, Keneilwe Seopa, Nosihle Mkhwanazi, Maritske Rautenbach, Alex Meimoris, Nonsikelelo Mazibuko, and Nkanyiso Yeni. The UJ technical team that steered the Orange Army to victory included Head Coach Bongiwe Msomi, Assistant Coaches Nandipha Jack and Nomsa Zungu as well as Physiotherapist Paula Ivana Rebelo.
Speaking on the UJ Netball Club’s victory, Assistant Coach Nomsa Zungu said, “I am super proud of the club for winning the Gauteng Netball Super League. This proves the depth of our squad within the club having two teams competing and winning at the highest level in the Varsity Netball tournament and the Super League. The ladies showed character on the two netball entities this weekend and on Monday.”
The Gauteng Netball Super League title came just a few days ahead of the second consecutive semifinal of the UJ Netball Club in the FNB Varsity Netball tournament, taking place on Monday afternoon, 11 September 2023 at the UJ Soweto Campus Imbizo Hall.