University of Pretoria F.C.

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University of Pretoria FC
University of Pretoria logo.png
Full name University of Pretoria Football Club
Nickname(s) AmaTuks, Tuks, Tukkies
Founded 2003, bought Pretoria City franchise
Ground ABSA Tuks Stadium, Hatfield, Pretoria
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Prof. Antonie de Klerk
Coach Northern Ireland Sammy Troughton
League ABSA Premiership
2014–15 ABSA Premiership, 13th

University of Pretoria Football Club, also known as Tuks FC, is a South African association football club based in the Hatfield suburb of Pretoria that represents the University of Pretoria. They currently play in the Premier Soccer League.

History[edit]

The university's High Performance Centre on the LC de Villiers Sport Grounds

The University established the Tuks Football Academy in 2002, originally playing in the SAFA Gauteng South Division. In the 2003-04 season the University acquired Pretoria City FC's second division status, subsequently winning the Vodacom League play-offs and being promoted to the NFD in 2004-05. In the 2006-07 season the club qualified for the Mvela Golden League play-offs. In the 2008-09 season the club was a Nedbank Cup finalist losing to Premier Soccer League team Moroka Swallows 0-1.[1]

Following the 2011-12 season University of Pretoria gained promotion to the PSL "top flight in South African Football" with Stephen Haupt as the head coach.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

  • Second Division Gauteng Stream: 2003–04
  • Second Division National Play-offs: 2004
  • National First Division: 2011–12

Club records[edit]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

  • Chairman: South Africa Prof. Antonie de Klerk
  • CEO: South Africa Rendani Mulaudzi
  • General manager: South Africa Kenneth Neluvhalani
  • Team manager: South Africa Graham Oosthuis
  • Coach: Northern Ireland Sammy Troughton
  • Assistant coaches: & South Africa Selaotse Mosala
  • Goalkeeper coach: Zimbabwe Tendai Tanyanyiwa
  • Fitness trainer: South Africa Sibusiso Mahlangu

First team squad[edit]

As of 12 March, 2015.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Lebogang Ngubeni
2 South Africa DF Siyabonga Shoyisa
3 South Africa DF Junior Sibande
4 South Africa DF Tebogo Monyai (Captain)
5 South Africa MF Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
6 South Africa DF Sifiso Nzimande
7 South Africa DF Siyabonga Ngubane
8 South Africa MF Mpho Matsi
9 South Africa FW Lucky Mathosi
10 South Africa FW Thabo Mnyamane
11 South Africa FW Thabo Mosadi
12 Zimbabwe MF Denver Mukamba (on loan from Bidvest Wits)
14 South Africa MF Mpho Maruping
15 Zimbabwe DF Partson Jaure
16 South Africa DF Itumeleng Nkwana
No. Position Player
17 Malawi FW Atusaye Nyondo
18 South Africa MF Siphelele Luthuli
19 Uganda FW Geofrey Massa
20 South Africa DF Grant Kekana
21 South Africa FW Botshelo Mfulwane
22 Zambia DF Davies Nkausu (on loan from Bloemfontein)
24 Namibia MF Ronald Ketjijere
25 South Africa MF Bennett Chenene (on loan from SuperSport)
26 South Africa GK Trystin Coetsee
28 South Africa MF Khethukuhle Zwane
30 South Africa DF Alan Robertson
36 Zimbabwe GK Washington Arubi
41 South Africa FW Dikgang Ngcobo
Ethiopia FW Getaneh Kebede

Foreigners[edit]

In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.


Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://psl.co.za/content.asp?id=16586&comp=879 University of Pretoria FC Retrieved 20 November 2011
  2. ^ http://www.supersport.com/football/national-first-division/news/120513/Tuks_secures_Premiership_promotion Tuks secures Premiership promotion Retrieved 13 May 2012
  3. ^ http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/sport/2012/05/10/amatuks-make-it-to-top-flight AmaTuks make it to top flight Retrieved 13 May 2012

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