#TuksFootball: TUT upstage UP-Tuks at home

Posted on July 26, 2016

UP-Tuks succumbed to a 1–0 defeat at the hands of cross-town rivals, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), on a cold evening (Monday, 25 July 2016) at the Tuks Stadium.

The first half started off very tense with the ball being played mainly in the midfield area. UP-Tuks controlled most of the possession but did not create any opportunities to score in the first ten minutes. Frank Mpedi got the first chance of the match through a glancing header that went inches wide of the mark in the 13th minute.

Mogau Khwinana dribbled past Rorisang Rapelang but his effort was parried away by Dumisani Msibi. Frank Mpedi dribbled past Elliot Seema but his curling effort went agonisingly wide. TUT opened the scoring in the 43rd minute with a tap-in by Jacob Hlalele. The goal summed up the first half and the hosts went into halftime trailing 1–0.

Frank Mpedi posed a threat to TUT in the second half with his mobility but he dragged his shot wide in the 50th minute. TUT maintained a great formation at the back with five defenders protecting their narrow lead.

Claudio De Almeida managed to get the ball past two defenders and crossed to Frank Mpedi whose tame header was handled well by Dumisani Msibi. UP-Tuks began to increase their tempo in pursuit of that second goal but were continuously thwarted by the resolute TUT defence. Mbongeni Masilela had an opportunity to level the score but his shot went over, much to the dismay of the home fans.

TUT held their lead to beat their fierce rivals for their second win of this campaign.


FNB Man of the match: Dumisani Msibi


UP-Tuks: David Ribeiro 1, Siphesihle Sosibo 2, Nicholas Killas 8, Simbongile Njokwe 5, Richard Moremi 11, Tiago Da Serra 6, Khumbulani Siluma 21, Claudio De Almeida 15, Mogau Khwinana 10, Wandile Makhanya 16, Frank Mpedi 19

Subs: Dylan Paterson 32, Thungolethu Ndlovu 7, Sabelo Tsambo 23, Odwa Makha 17, Jurgen Booysen 20, Asande Mbanjwa 18, Mbongeni Masilela 9

TUT: Dumisani Msibi 1, Terrence Mashego 2, Rorisang Rapelang 3, Collen Ribabu 4, Elliot Seema 5, Sipho Sibiya 6, Godfrey Mahlale 14, Thabang Motau 17, Jacob Hlalele 15, Katlego Kgetjepe, Tumelo Mowa 12

Subs: Lloyd Morulane 20, Thatohatsi Santos 8, Thabiso Sibisi 16, Thabang Masiteng 22, Tlotlo Mothibedi 18, Sibusiso Ndlovu 19, Sakhile Mthembu 11


- Author Nigel Mthimkhulu

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