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Tuks Hold Heads High

Defending Varsity Football champions UP-Tuks were sent crashing out of the competition by their neighbours, TUT, but they can certainly hold their heads high after dominating the scene for two consecutive years.
 
Tuks have been the only champions this event has known since its inception in 2013 and also boast the record as being the current USSA title holders. Their professional approach to the tournament is second to none and are certainly a champion side.
 
The Pretoria giants found the back of the net on 10 occasions during the seven round-robin matches and boasts the best defensive record, having conceded just four goals.
 
"It is certainly tough to be knocked out of a competition like this but we will just keep moving on and shift our focus. We still have to qualify for USSA Nationals and if we do, then we will look to defend that title.
 
"We certainly dominated the semi-final against TUT and I don't think they had a scoring opportunity in the second half. We just never had any luck in the shoot-out but it goes that way sometimes. We won't blame any player but the entire squad has taken responsibility.
 
"The sun still came up this morning and life goes on, so there is no point in us beating ourselves up over one defeat," UP-Tuks defender Lawrence Ntswane said.
 
Ntswane added that this year’s event was the most unpredictable and that there have been plenty of surprise packages.
 
"We have taken plenty of lessons from this year’s campaign and it was certainly the toughest challenge we have faced since 2013. There were quite a few surprise packages which made for a very tight and exciting competition," he added.
 
The defender believes the trophy will remain in Pretoria as he feels TUT has the big match temperament to raise their game at the key moment.
 

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