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Shaun Bartlett Could Be Key To Tuks’ Varsity Football Success

Key To Tuks’ Varsity Football Success Could Be Shaun Bartlett

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 02, 2017 04:44 PM

UP-Tuks coach Tlisane Motaung believes the working relationship he shares with Bafana Bafana legend and AmaTuks mentor Sean Bartlett will be the recipe for his team’s success in the Varsity Football championship.

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Unlike other Varsity Football coaches having to plan their training schedule around the timetables of the various PSL and NFD teams their players belong to, Motaung sits with Bartlett regularly to work out his programme.

“I have a very good relationship with Sean Bartlett. We work together, he’s very educated in football, and actually makes my life very, very easy. He allows ‘his’ players to train with us on a regular basis because we all working together to claim the ultimate prize, which is the Varsity Football title,” Motaung said.

Tuks’ Varsity Football campaign started on a solid note with a 1-1 draw against city rivals and defending champions Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) last week. In fact, Tuks were leading up until the 94th minute before a brilliant free kick earned the champions a share of the points.

It doesn’t get any easier for Tuks this week, though, with last year’s runners-up University of Johannesburg (UJ) waiting on the horizon. UJ is still smarting from a 1-0 defeat to CUT in their opening fixture and will no doubt be looking to get some points on the log.

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“It was a blow conceding in the last moments of the game, but I can’t really fault the boys. They played good football. We had numerous chances to bury the game, but we take lessons from it and look to rectify it this week.

“We know it’s always hard playing against a team who lost their last match. UJ will come guns blazing. It’s another Highveld derby, so there’s lots at stake.” 

Motaung has a full squad to choose from for Thursday’s encounter with all his players over the small niggles they picked up on opening night. 


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MOKOKOTLO Joined: 10 Sep 2015
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 03, 2017 11:30 AM
please come back guys
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Gerald8 Joined: 01 Jun 2013
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Gerald8 Aug 03, 2017 10:35 AM
A game they should've easily won. All the best #TuksOfNiks
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Kaizer Eleven Aug 03, 2017 09:58 AM
University Of Pretoria my Almer Mater... Please Bartlett, bring the boys back to PSL...
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THE NK Aug 03, 2017 06:28 AM
Hope he does well.
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indidane Aug 02, 2017 07:36 PM
Mamelodi Sundowns have snapped up the services of talented Cape Town youngster Giovanni Philander on a permanent basis. Sundowns recently sealed the deal, securing Philander’s services right under the noses of local clubs Mada City clubs. The versatile 18-year-old left-footer in doing his matric this year, impressed during his trail stint with Sundowns during the school holidays. We’re all extremely happy for him and his family. I wish him everything of the best and I’m confident he’ll make us all proud." According to Giovanni’s father, Colin, his son is reaping the rewards for his sacrifices. “This is his big passion and we happy for him,” he said. “He always said that he was going to make it and we believed and supported him. "Things didn’t always looked rosy and it was a uphill battle and difficult road for him."
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mbixane Aug 02, 2017 05:06 PM
That's good to hear

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