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06 March 2020 | Story Ruan Bruwer | Photo Supplied
Nomsa Mathontsi
Nomsa Mathontsi has been training with the South African senior women’s football team since Monday (03/02).

Whether she takes to the field or not, being part of the senior national women’s soccer team is already an accomplishment, says Nomsa Mathontsi. 

The BAdmin student in Economic and Management Sciences has been chosen for the Banyana Banyana squad for the first time. They face Lesotho on Sunday, 8 March 2020 in an international friendly in Johannesburg. There could be two Kovsies on the field, as Mating Monokoane, another University of the Free State student, was selected for Lesotho’s team. Both of them are midfielders.

The 21-year-old Mathontsi, who has been part of the Kovsie football team since 2018, says it will be a dream come true for her to wear the national colours. “Even if I don't get to play, I will still be proud of myself for being able to take on the challenge of going to camp and giving myself a chance to show my talent.”

“We have been together since Monday, 2 March 2020 and it has been the best experience, especially the fact that football has put me in the high-performance centre (South African Football Association girls’ academy), and now I get an opportunity to be with Banyana for the first time.”

“I was shocked when I got the call, but excited to face the challenge because it's never easy to get a call-up to Banyana, you need to work for it,” she says.

According to Mathontsi, who grew up in Mamelodi, Pretoria, her first love was athletics, but that changed during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“I was an athlete back in primary school and it just so happened that I was selected to play football, which I never really enjoyed. I also had the opportunity to be part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup ceremonies, where I developed a love for football.”

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New examination dates for the Main and Additional End-of-year examination timetables
2016-10-24

New dates:

Main Examination: 24 November 2016–14 December 2016
Please note that the timetables will be published on Friday 28 October 2016

Additional examination: 4 January 2017–16 January 2017
Please note that the timetable will be published on Friday 4 November 2016
 
The new Main and Additional examination timetables will be published on these dates on the UFS website.
 
Students can thereafter obtain personal examination timetables on Student Self-service.
 
Communication will be sent to staff and students once the new timetable is published.
 
Note 1 (Deviations from above):
The currently published Main examination timetable is still applicable for the week 24-28 October 2016, but only for modules which made specific arrangements to deviate from the above Main and Additional examination periods.
 
Some of the faculties/departments with specific arrangements include, but are not limited to: Faculty of Health Sciences, the Business School, Department of Quantity Surveying, ACE/NPDE modules, certain postgraduate modules in the Faculty of Education, etc.
 
Please consult the department for your respective modules if clarification or confirmation is required.
 
Note 2 (Graduations):
Due to the above changes, the Graduation ceremonies, which were originally to be held in April 2017, have been postponed to June/July 2017 (Specific dates will be confirmed once arrangements have been finalised).

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Email: news@ufs.ac.za | loader@ufs.ac.za
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