University of Pretoria F.C.

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University of Pretoria FC
University of Pretoria FC logo.svg
Full name University of Pretoria Football Club
Nickname(s) AmaTuks, Tuks, Tukkies
Founded 2003, bought Pretoria City franchise
Ground Tuks Stadium, Hatfield, Pretoria
Capacity 12,000
Chairman Prof. Antonie de Klerk
Coach Shaun Bartlett
League National First Division
2015–16 ABSA Premiership, 15th (relegated)

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 National First Division.


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]


  • 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: South Africa Shaun Bartlett
  • Assistant coaches: & South Africa Selaotse Mosala
  • Goalkeeper coach: Zimbabwe Tendai Tanyanyiwa
  • Fitness trainer: South Africa Sibusiso Mahlangu

First team squad[edit]

As of October 2016.

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

No. Position Player
South Africa GK Trystin Coetsee
South Africa GK Dalyan Hawes
South Africa GK Wensten Van der Linde
South Africa DF Jesse Jackson
South Africa DF Brandon Joshua
Mexico DF Diego Franco
South Africa MF Broderick Burds
South Africa MF Ian Chikohwa
South Africa MF Claudio De Almeida
South Africa MF Tiago De Serra
South Africa MF Miguel Antonio Dias
South Africa MF Anthony Gordinho
South Africa MF Kyle Koert
No. Position Player
South Africa MF Siphelele Luthuli
South Africa MF Pogiso Mahlangu
South Africa MF Thabiso Mokenkoane
South Africa MF Gabriel Moseki
South Africa MF Tshepo Mosiatlhaga
South Africa MF Sibusiso Mthethwa
South Africa MF Innocent Nemukondeni
South Africa MF Mason October
South Africa FW Sphamandla Dlamini
South Africa FW Zukile Mkhize
South Africa FW Chemon Petersen
Zimbabwe FW Obert Tafira
Mexico FW Lugiani Gallardo


  1. ^ University of Pretoria FC Retrieved 20 November 2011
  2. ^ Tuks secures Premiership promotion Retrieved 13 May 2012
  3. ^ AmaTuks make it to top flight Retrieved 13 May 2012

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