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Tuks Ready To Haul Out The Big Guns

University Of Pretoria Tuks Ready To Haul Out The Big Guns

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 07, 2017 06:50 PM

Tuks coach Tisang Motaung is ready to launch a full out assault on his team progressing to the Varsity Football semi-finals.

Tuks are playing catch-up on the Varsity Football ladder after missing a couple of games due to a host of their players being involved at the World Student Games in Taipei. 

Read: TUT Coach: Competition Heating Up

However, they were back in action on Monday evening, and two of their returning stars made an immediate impression against the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. Captain Lawrence Ntswane was named FNB Player of the Match and forward Jeremiah Nkwana received the Samsung Best Shot award.

Motaung gave the remainder of his World Student Games players’ further time to recover after the hectic travelling schedule but is now ready to unleash the rest for the crucial two remaining league games against Central University of Technology (Thursday) and the University of Western Cape (Monday).

“It has been tough with all the travelling, but we know the situation we find ourselves in. Our destiny is in our hands. We just have to win our last two games and we will have a home semi-final.

“We saw the impact Lawrence and Jeremiah made against UFH. Now is the right time to bring in all the other guys too. They have had an extra few days to rest, so they will ready for action. We are ready!” Motaung said. 

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Both matches are going to be tough encounters with CUT currently in second place on the log with 12 points and also looking to secure a home semi-final in Bloemfontein. Meanwhile, UWC is the other team with two matches remaining and are also seeking playoff qualification.

Motaung, however, believes playing both matches at home will be to his team’s benefit.

“We are playing in-front of our own crowds. They have been yearning for Varsity Football while we’ve been away and they will come out in their numbers,” he said.

“We know UWC are also bad travellers. They like playing in Cape Town. So, our fans are going to make it tough for them. They are definitely our 12th man.” 


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