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AmaTuks played well and created many goal-scoring opportunities. Luck was just not on their side. The result could have gone either way. What counted in Swallows’ favour was the vast experience of their players. Many Swallows players have played in the PSL for years and they have participated in different high-competitive games.

The University of Pretoria is proud of its team’s performance. The team’s performance is an indication that First Division teams can also hold their own against their seasoned counterparts who ply their trade in the PSL. Last year, Mpumalanga Aces also reached the final only to be knocked out by Mamelodi Sundowns (1-0).

The University of Pretoria would also like to thank the multitudes of students, staff and other fans who, in the last three months, rallied behind AmaTuks. Your support, coupled with the team’s performance, made people to take note. Regardless of your loss against Swallows last Saturday, soccer followers across the country regard AmaTuks in high esteem. They acknowledge your fighting spirit and the impressive performance that you displayed since your first match in the Nedbank Cup.

On Sunday night, Mthokozisi Yende (AmaTuks midfielder) was named Player of the tournament by the Nedbank Cup organizers. His team-mate Andile Jali was named the most promising player of the tournament.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the two players.

Professor Calie Pistorius
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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