University of Pretoria F.C.

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.

University of Pretoria FC
Full nameUniversity of Pretoria Football Club
Nickname(s)AmaTuks, Tuks, Tukkies
Founded2003, bought Pretoria City franchise
GroundTuks Stadium, Hatfield, Pretoria
Capacity12,000
ChairmanProf. Antonie de Klerk
CoachShaun Bartlett
LeagueNational First Division
2015–16ABSA Premiership, 15th (relegated)

History

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

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

Club records

Premier Soccer League record

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Club officials/Technical team

  • Chairman: Prof. Antonie de Klerk
  • CEO: Rendani Mulaudzi
  • General manager: Kenneth Neluvhalani
  • Team manager: Graham Oosthuis
  • Coach: Shaun Bartlett
  • Assistant coaches: & Selaotse Mosala
  • Goalkeeper coach: Tendai Tanyanyiwa
  • Fitness trainer: Sibusiso Mahlangu

References

  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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