UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

Name: UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA                                                                             

Nickname: ‘Amatuks’

Club colours: White and Red

Home Venue: Tuks Stadium

Formed: 2003

Website: www.amatuks.co.za

Head Coach: Shaun Bartlett

CLUB HISTORY:

Football (soccer) was one of the first sports practised at the Transvaal University College (TUC) as early as 1908.  By 1911 however, the team “seemed to have died out.”

Almost 42 years later, in 1953, the team was revived with Prof H.W.J. Wijnholds as the Honorary President.  A few months after its formation, the team participated in the annual inter-university soccer tournament finished third. Two years later in 1956, UP won the Annual Inter-university tournament and received the Malcolm Taylor trophy. In 1958, the club performed well enough to gain promotion into the 1st League.  By 1961 the club comprised of four teams as interest in football grew. 

The club was promoted to the Northern Transvaal Reserve League in 1962.  In the same year, the 1st team finished 2nd in the South African Universities (SAU) tournament, and in the process beat their arch rival, Wits by a score of 7 goals to 1.  Two years later, the 1st team repeated its achievement of 1956 by winning the University championship.  Six of its players were included in the SAU team, and no less than seven players in the Northern Transvaal team.  Tukkies football continued its excellent achievements in 1965 and ended third in the Transvaal league, the highest position among all the Pretoria teams. 

By 1968 residence teams competed against each other. Towards the end of the 1960s Tukkies football experienced a crisis due to lack of floodlighting at the cricket oval where matches were played.   A residence league was formed in 1975.  9 teams entered. The 1st team came second at the 1975 SAU tournament and contributed players to the SAU team on a regular basis. 

By 1978 Tukkies was the only Pretoria amateur club that had a team in the Transvaal First League defending its status in the local league beating Sparta convincingly. The high level of play continued in 1979, 1980 and 1981 which was exceptional for Tukkies football. In 1982 three Tukkies students represented their provinces in football with one selected to the SAU team.

As of 1999, the club took a different and more professional outlook when football became one of the 10 Priority Sports at UP and the 1st full time coach was appointed.

2000  The club grew to 6 teams that participated in local leagues. In total, 26 residence teams participated in the internal league. A Junior programme with 12 teams participated in the local league.

2001  The Tuks Football Clubhouse was constructed to create a home for the football club.

2002  The senior football team won the provincial league, and the men’s team won the South African Student Sport Union (SASSU) national championship.

2003/04  TS Soccer (Pty) Ltd purchased a 3rd division team/franchise to herald the formation of the AmaTuks.

2004/05  AmaTuks wins promotion into the National First Division (NFD).

2005/06: 11th in the Mvela Golden League.

2006/07  3rd in the Mvela Golden League. Beat Winners Park on away goals in semi-finals of Platinum Playoffs, but lose 1 – 3 to Amazulu in final to remain in the NFD.

2007/08  7th in the Inland Stream of the NFD.

2008/09  3rd in the Inland Stream of the NFD. Beat Blackburn Rovers 4 – 2 in Rnd 1 of the Nedbank Cup, beat Kaizer Chiefs 4 – 3 in the round of 16, beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1 – 0 in the Quarterfinals, beat Ajax Cape Town 2 – 1 AET in the Semi-finals before losing 0 – 1 to Moroka Swallows in the final.

2009/10  5th in the Inland Stream of the NFD. Beat Vasco da Gama 5 – 1 in round 1 of the Nedbank Cup, beat Jomo Cosmos 1 – 1 (4-2 Pen) in the round of 16 before losing 1 – 2 to Amazulu in the quarterfinals.

2010/11  3rd in the Inland Stream of the NFD.

2011/12  Winners of the new single stream NFD and promoted to the PSL. Lost 0 – 1 to Santos in round 1 of the Nedbank Cup.

2012/13  8th in the PSL. Lost 0 – 1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in round 1 of the Telkom Knockout. Lost 0 – 0 AET (2 - 4 Pen) to Maritzburg United in round 1 of the Nedbank Cup.

2013/14  11th in the PSL. Lost 0 – 3 to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarterfinals of the MTN 8. Lost 0 – 1 to Moroka Swallows in round 1 of the Telkom Knockout. Lost 0 – 1 to Supersport United in round 1 of the Nedank Cup.

2014/15  13th in the PSL. Lost 1 – 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in round 1 of the Telkom Knockout. Beat Moroka Swallows 2 – 1 in round 1 of the Nedbank Cup, but lost 0 – 3 to Bidvest Wits in the round of 16.

2015/16  15th in the PSL. Finished at the bottom of the Promotional Playoff log without a win and relegated to the NFD. Lost 1 – 2 AET to Orlando Pirates in round 1 of the Telkom Knockout. Beat Polokwane City Rovers 5 – 1  in round 1 of the Nedbank Cup, but lost 3 – 3 AET (2 – 4 Pen) to Supersport United in the round of 16.

2016/17  12th in the NFD. Lost 1 – 2 to Witbank Spurs in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2017/18  10th in the NFD. Lost 0 – 3 to Royal Eagles in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup. 

 

               UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position
18 Aug 18 MBOMBELA UNITED H 1 1 MTHLONTO WK 1 -9
25 Aug 18 UTHONGATHI FC H 1 1 KHWINANA WK 2 -10
02 Sep 18 REAL KINGS FC A 1 0 SHOZI WK 3 -7
15 Sep 18 WITBANK SPURS A 2 1 MAHLANGU ; NIANG WK 4 -2
22 Sep 18 ROYAL EAGLES H 0 1   WK 5 -6
29 Sep 18 MACCABI FC H 0 0   WK 6 -8
07 Oct 18 TTM FC H 1 0 RODRIGUEZ WK 7 -7
20 Oct 18 JOMO COSMOS A 1 1 FRANCO MARES WK 8 -6
29 Oct 18 UBUNTU CT FC H 2 0 NIANG ; FRANCO MARES WK 9 -3
03 Nov 18 STELLENBOSCH FC H 0 3   WK 10 -6
10 Nov 18 TS GALAXY A 1 1 NIANG WK 11 -4
24 Nov 18 TS SPORTING H       WK 12
08 Dec 18 AJAX CT A       WK 13
15 Dec 18 RICHARDS BAY FC H       WK 14
23 Dec 18 CAPE UMOYA UNITED A       WK 15
05 Jan 19 REAL KINGS FC H       WK 16
13 Jan 19 UTHONGATHI FC A       WK 17
19 Jan 19 MBOMBELA UNITED A       WK 18
02 Feb 19 WITBANK SPURS H       WK 19
09 Feb 19 ROYAL EAGLES A       WK 20
24 Feb 19 AJAX CT H       WK 21
03 Mar 19 TTM FC A       WK 22
09 Mar 19 MACCABI FC A       WK 23
16 Mar 19 UBUNTU CT FC A       WK 24
30 Mar 19 STELLENBOSCH FC A       WK 25
06 Apr 19 TS GALAXY H       WK 26
13 Apr 19 TS SPORTING A       WK 27
20 Apr 19 JOMO COSMOS H       WK 28
28 Apr 19 RICHARDS BAY FC A       WK 29
05 May 19 CAPE UMOYA UNITED H       WK 30
      10 9    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 7 2 3 2 5 6 -1 9
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 4 2 2 0 5 3 2 8
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 11 4 5 2 10 9 1 17

 

              UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

TUKKIES 15th in the ABSA Premiership 2015/16  
           
PLAYER No. POSITION BORN   INFO
KAMOGELO MOGASWA 2 CEN DEF      
POGISO MAHLANGU 25 CENT. DEF.   2-Jun-1992 Tuks,Vasco
           
PHELELANI SHOZI 4 MIDFIELD   22-Oct-1989 M Bucks,EC Bees
CLIFFORD NGOBENI 6 MIDFIELD Johannesburg 27-Jun-1987 u/23. Ajax,Pirates,Arrows,Pirates,Aces
MIGUEL DIAS 8 MIDFIELD   19-Feb-1996  
CLAUDIO DE ALMEIDA 11 MIDFIELD Johannesburg 5-Jul-1993  
TIAGO DE SERRA 28 MIDFIELD Pretoria 21-Mar-1996  
           
KATLEGO MOTLHASANG 21        
TRANSFER IN          
GIOVANNI IDI 16 GOALKEEPER   20-Dec-1999 u/20
EDWARD MAOVA 30 GOALKEEPER NAMIBIA 5-Sep-1994  
JOHNNY MATHOLE 31 GOALKEEPER Brits 16-Mar-1989 Pmb Utd,Roses,Sivutsa,FSS,R Eagles,Mbombela
MOSES MOKASI 5 DEFENDER     Pirates Jnrs
MSEKELI MVALO 20 DEFENDER Butterworth 3-Oct-1987 Ikapa Sporting,Arrows,Chippa,Amazulu,R Eagles,Chippa,R Eagles,Swallows,All Stars
TUMELO LETUKA 24 LEFT BACK Botshbelo 4-Sep-1988 Sivutsa,FSS,Arrows,Celtic,Amazulu
KOKETSO BOSHEGO 3 MIDFIELD     u/20. Bidvest Jnrs
MOGAU KHWINANA 7 LEFT WING      
KGODISO MONAMA 12 MIDFIELD      
SHANE APRIL 15 MIDFIELD   5-Jun-1995 Jnrs,Celtic,Mthatha
ZITHULELE MHLONTLO 17 MIDFIELD      
WANDILE MAKHANYA 18 MIDFIELD   21-Apr-1996  
LINDOKUHLE ZONDI 26 STRIKER      
SINGNHKI MPEDI 19        
TRANSFER OUT          
KYLE DAVIES         R Eagles
WENSTEN VAN DER LINDE 30 GOALKEEPER   29-Apr-1990 Milano
GRIGORII GRISHIN   DEFENDER RUSSIA 10-Sep-1997 To Cosmos
THULANI KHWINANA 7 MIDFIELD   18-Feb-1992 To Cosmos
IAN CHIKOHWA 16 RIGHT WING   16-Jul-1995 To TS Galaxy
DAYLAN HAWES 1 GOALKEEPER Johannesburg 6-Jan-1992 To Stellenbosch