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

 

               UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log
27 Aug 16 CT ALL STARS H 2 1 MOSEKI ; PETERSEN WK 1 -5
10 Sep 16 STELLENBOSCH FC A 2 1 BURDS ; PETERSEN WK 2 -3
17 Sep 16 FC CT H 0 0   WK 3 -3
24 Sep 16 AMAZULU A 0 3   WK 4 -5
01 Oct 16 JOMO COSMOS H 0 1   WK 5 -9
15 Oct 16 BLACK LEOPARDS A 2 0 JACKSON ; PETERSEN WK 6 -4
22 Oct 16 WITBANK SPURS H 0 2   WK 7 -9
26 Oct 16 MBOMBELA UN ITED A 1 3 MAHLANGU WK 8 -10
29 Oct 16 REAL KINGS FC H 2 2 GORDINHO ; MAHLANGU WK 9 -10
05 Nov 16 THANDA ROYAL ZULU A 1 2 MAHLANGU WK 10 -12
19 Nov 16 MAGESI FC H 1 0 GORDINHO WK 11 -10
26 Nov 16 ROYAL EAGLES A 1 2 DIAS WK 12 -12
03 Dec 16 SANTOS H 2 1 MAHLANGU ; PETERSEN WK 13 -11
10 Dec 16 MILANO UNITED FC A 3 2 DA SERRA ; BURDS ; KOERT WK 14 -8
17 Dec 16 MTHATHA BUCKS H 2 2 POGGENPOEL ; GORDINHO WK 15 -9
11 Feb 17 AMAZULU H 1 1 CHAPMAN WK 16 -9
15 Feb 17 FC CT A 2 2 CHAPMAN (2) WK 17 -10
18 Feb 17 MAGESI FC A 1 0 LEONARD WK 18 -6
25 Feb 17 THANDA ROYAL ZULU H 2 0 BURDS ; CHAPMAN WK 19 -5
04 Mar 17 REAL KINGS FC A 2 3 LEONARD ; POGGENPOEL WK 20 -8
18 Mar 17 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 0 2   WK 21 -9
01 Apr 17 WITBANK SPURS A 0 4   WK 22 -10
15 Apr 17 ROYAL EAGLES H 0 1   WK 23 -9
19 Apr 17 SANTOS A 2 0 CHAPMAN (2) WK 24 -10
22 Apr 17 STELLENBOSCH FC H 0 2   WK 25 -11
29 Apr 17 CT ALL STARS A 0 1   WK 26 -11
03 May 17 MTHATHA BUCKS A 0 0   WK 27 -11
07 May 17 MILANO UNITED FC H 3 0 PETERSEN (2) ; MOSEKI WK 28 -10
10 May 17 BLACK LEOPARDS H 0 1   WK 29 -10
14 May 17 JOMO COSMOS A 0 3   WK30 -12
      32 42    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 5 4 6 15 16 -1 19
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 5 2 8 17 26 -9 17
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 30 10 6 14 32 42 -10 36

 

               UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log
27 Aug 16 CT ALL STARS H 2 1 MOSEKI ; PETERSEN WK 1 -5
10 Sep 16 STELLENBOSCH FC A 2 1 BURDS ; PETERSEN WK 2 -3
17 Sep 16 FC CT H 0 0   WK 3 -3
24 Sep 16 AMAZULU A 0 3   WK 4 -5
01 Oct 16 JOMO COSMOS H 0 1   WK 5 -9
15 Oct 16 BLACK LEOPARDS A 2 0 JACKSON ; PETERSEN WK 6 -4
22 Oct 16 WITBANK SPURS H 0 2   WK 7 -9
26 Oct 16 MBOMBELA UN ITED A 1 3 MAHLANGU WK 8 -10
29 Oct 16 REAL KINGS FC H 2 2 GORDINHO ; MAHLANGU WK 9 -10
05 Nov 16 THANDA ROYAL ZULU A 1 2 MAHLANGU WK 10 -12
19 Nov 16 MAGESI FC H 1 0 GORDINHO WK 11 -10
26 Nov 16 ROYAL EAGLES A 1 2 DIAS WK 12 -12
03 Dec 16 SANTOS H 2 1 MAHLANGU ; PETERSEN WK 13 -11
10 Dec 16 MILANO UNITED FC A 3 2 DA SERRA ; BURDS ; KOERT WK 14 -8
17 Dec 16 MTHATHA BUCKS H 2 2 POGGENPOEL ; GORDINHO WK 15 -9
11 Feb 17 AMAZULU H 1 1 CHAPMAN WK 16 -9
15 Feb 17 FC CT A 2 2 CHAPMAN (2) WK 17 -10
18 Feb 17 MAGESI FC A 1 0 LEONARD WK 18 -6
25 Feb 17 THANDA ROYAL ZULU H 2 0 BURDS ; CHAPMAN WK 19 -5
04 Mar 17 REAL KINGS FC A 2 3 LEONARD ; POGGENPOEL WK 20 -8
18 Mar 17 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 0 2   WK 21 -9
01 Apr 17 WITBANK SPURS A 0 4   WK 22 -10
15 Apr 17 ROYAL EAGLES H 0 1   WK 23 -9
19 Apr 17 SANTOS A 2 0 CHAPMAN (2) WK 24 -10
22 Apr 17 STELLENBOSCH FC H 0 2   WK 25 -11
29 Apr 17 CT ALL STARS A 0 1   WK 26 -11
03 May 17 MTHATHA BUCKS A 0 0   WK 27 -11
07 May 17 MILANO UNITED FC H 3 0 PETERSEN (2) ; MOSEKI WK 28 -10
10 May 17 BLACK LEOPARDS H 0 1   WK 29 -10
14 May 17 JOMO COSMOS A 0 3   WK30 -12
      32 42    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 5 4 6 15 16 -1 19
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 5 2 8 17 26 -9 17
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 30 10 6 14 32 42 -10 36