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: Tlisane Motaung

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. 

2018/19  14th in the NFD. Lost 1 – 2 to Maccabi in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2019/20  8th  in the GAC. Lost 1 – 2 to Jomo Cosmos in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2020/21  12th  in the GAC. Lost 0 – 1 to Richards Bay FC in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

2021/22  2nd in the GAC. Beat Hungry Lions 2 – 1 in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup, beat Chippa United 2 – 0 in Round one, beat VFA on penalties in the Round of 16, before losing 2 – 3 to Royal AM in the Quarterfinals.

2022/23  8th  in the MFC. Lost 0 – 1 to Richards Bay FC after extra time in the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup.

 

               UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log Position
26 Aug 23 HUNGRY LIONS A 0 2   WK 1 -16
03 Sep 23 MARITZBURG UTD H 2 2 JULIES ; SIBANYONI WK 2 -15
17 Sep 23 MILFORD FC A 1 0 MAMPURU WK 3 -9
24 Sep 23 NB LA MASIA H 0 0   WK 4 -10
30 Sep 23 ORBIT COLLEGE A 0 0   WK 5 -9
04 Oct 23 PRETORIA CALLIES H 1 0 MVAMBI WK 6 -6
08 Oct 22 BLACK LEOPARDS H 1 0 MAQOKO WK 7 -6
20 Oct 23 JDR STARS A 0 0   WK 8 -6
29 Oct 23 CASRIC STARS H 0 1   WK 9 -6
01 Nov 23 UPINGTON CITY A 1 2 JULIES  WK 10 -9
04 Nov 23 MARUMO GALLANTS A 0 0   WK 11 -9
12 Nov 23 PLAT CITY ROVERS H 2 1 MDEVULANA ; TONISI WK 12 -8
26 Nov 23 VENDA FC H 2 0 ABRAHAMS ; JULIES WK 13 -6
01 Dec 23 MAGESI FC A 2 0 MAKARA ; DIKGALE WK 14 -4
10 Dec 23 BAROKA FC A 1 1 ABRAHAMS WK 15 -4
15 Dec 23 MARUMO GALLANTS H 2 0 ABRAHAMS ; SIBANYONI WK 16 -3
20 Dec 23 ORBIT COLLEGE H 2 2 SIBANYONI (2) WK 17 -2
13 Feb 24 NB LA MASIA A 2 1 PHEEANE ; SARALINA (O.G.) WK 18 -2
16 Feb 24 UPINGTON CITY H 2 1 MDEVULANA ; JULIES WK 19 -1
03 Mar 24 PLAT CITY ROVERS A 0 0   WK 20 -3
10 Mar 24 HUNGRY LIONS H 2 1 SIBANYONI (2) WK 21 -2
02 Apr 24 MILFORD FC H 1 0 SIBANYONI WK 22 -2
06 Apr 24 CASRIC STARS A 1 0 JULIES WK 23 - 2
16 Apr 24 MARITZBURG UTD A 0 2   WK 24 -2
19 Apr 24 MAGESI FC H 0 1   WK 25 -2
27 Apr 24 VENDA FC A 0 0   WK 26 -2
01 May 24 JDR STARS H 1 1 MAMPURU WK 27 -2
05 May 24 BLACK LEOPARDS A 2 2 JULIES ; PHEEANE WK 28  -2
12 May 24 PRETORIA CALLIES A 1 1 ABRAHAMS WK 29 -2
19 May 24 BAROKA FC H 1 1 SIBANYONI WK 30 -2
      30 22    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 8 5 2 19 11 8 29
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 15 4 8 3 11 11 0 20
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA 30 12 13 5 30 22 8 49

 

              UNIVERSITY of PRETORIA

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN   INFO
SIKHOSONKE LANGA 4 DEFENDER      
TSHEPISO MAHLANGU 14 DEFENDER   10-Apr-1998 NW Univ
           
LESEDI MOTHA 9 MIDFIELD   14-Jul-2004  
TEBOGO MOHLAMONYANE 11 RIGHT WING   3-Oct-1999  
THABISO MOKOENA 12 DEF MID   23-May-1992 Carara,Blackburn,FC CT,Mthatha,Leopards
SINGNHKI MPEDI 19 MIDFIELD   29-Jun-1992  
AYANDA MVAMBI 20 LEFT WING   4-Jun-1992 BP Chiefs
SAMUEL JULIES 23 ATT MID Kimberley 28-Apr-1991 Vasco,Sundowns,Ajax CT
KEABETSWE NKOGATSE 27 MIDFIELD   4-Aug-2005  
           
DELANO ABRAHAMS 3 STRIKER   1-Nov-1995 H Lions
KAMOHELO PHEEANE 28 STRIKER   8-Jan-2000  
TRANSFER IN          
EDWARD MAOVA 16 GOALKEEPER NAMIBIA 5-Sep-1994 Rundu Chiefs,Civics,Tuks,R Eagles,TS Sporting,Callies
TSHEPO MAMABOLO 34 GOALKEEPER   25-Mar-1994 Swallows,FC CT,Ubuntu,Orbit
SAPHOLWETHU KELEPU 5 CEN DEF   18-May-1999 Amavarara,TS Sporting,Amavarara
BONGOLWETHU SIYASI 15 CEN DEF   22-Sep-2002 Ajax Jnrs,Ajax,Sundowns Res,VFA
SIHLE GUM 24 CEN DEF   3-Feb-1999 FSS Jnrs,W Spurs,FSS,TS Sporting,Casric
THULANI ZANDAMELA   MIDFIELD Johannesburg 23-Jun-2002  
CAMAGU MDEVULANA 8 MIDFIELD      
TEBOGO MAKUNGO 17 MIDFIELD   11-May-1992 Cosmos,Mthatha
ATHENKOSI TONISI 26 LEFT WING     Amavarara
MALEKGENE MAMPURU 30 MIDFIELD      
THABANG SIBANYONI 36 STRIKER   8-Jan-1996 JDR Stars,Sundowns Res.,Sekhukhune,Tuks,SS,Sundowns
JESSE FRANCIS 40 STRIKER NIGERIA   All Stars
TRANSFER OUT          
NHLANHLA ZWANE   MIDFIELD     To Arrows
SIBONGAKONKE MGWABA   RIGHT BACK Ulundi   To Callies
SIPHAMANDLA NZUZA 2 DEFENDER   26-Aug-1995 To Pmb Utd
KHOMOTSO MASIA 50 CEN. DEF.   12-Aug-1994 To VFC
MALESELA CHOKOE 13 CEN DEF   12-Aug-1990 To Casric
VUYOLWETHU DINGE 18 LEFT WING   22-Jan-2000 To H Lions