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Tuks Thrash UFH To Make Late Bid For The Top Four

Varsity Football Round 6 Match Report: UFH 1 – 4 UP-TUKS

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 05, 2017 05:27 PM

Tuks beat UFH 4-1 in Alice on Monday evening, to move to 8 points and keep their semi-final hopes alive. 

Read: TUT Secure Home Semi-Final After Nervy Win Over Wits

With the semi-final spot not a reality for the men from Alice, the University of Fort Hare had only pride and one last show to play for, in front of their home crowd.

The men from Alice came out fired up, putting the University of Pretoria under pressure and a penalty was awarded early on. But it was to be a missed chance to secure the lead in the early moments of the match for the home team.

Not long after that, the wait for their first goal of the season was finally over. The crowd roared with pride as Sinalo Mbuzani netted the opener to put the men from Alice ahead. 

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But their joy was short lived as Tuks retaliated with two of their own, by Claudio de Almeida and Chnedu Okolo, to end the half with a one goal lead over the hosts.

In the second half, it appeared as though UFH had given all that they could. The visitors dominated, as they added two more goals to their account to extend the lead to 4-1, thanks to Jeremiah Nkwana and Odwa Mkha.

With time and faith running out the men from Alice were out of mojo, and in the end, one goal was all that they could muster in their final home game. They went down 4-1 to Tuks. 


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