The University of Pretoria scored two first half goals to beat the University of the Western Cape 2-1 at the Tuks Stadium on Monday evening.
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The win has allowed the former two-time champions to secure a home semi-final against the same opposition on Thursday. Pretoria pulled out all the stops to welcome UWC.
UP-Tuks, who were boosted by the incentive of a home semi-final, came out firing as they broke through on several occasions but could not finish off their opportunities.
It would take until the 32nd minute for the deadlock to be broken as Odwa Makha netted a stunner to give the home team the lead, much to the delight of the enthusiastic supporters who turned up in their numbers to support the University of Pretoria.
UP-Tuks scored another, only moments later as Ludumo Nkebe fired a snap shot and the University of Pretoria went into the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
UWC recovered from the shock of the first half as they slowly started to get back in the match when the second half resumed.
The men from the Cape were rewarded for their efforts when forward Phiwokuhle Mphalala found the back of the net in the 72nd minute to keep UWC in the running.
UWC tried hard to find the equaliser in the dying minutes but it was not to be as UP-Tuks finished the match victorious.
The semi-finals are scheduled for Thursday, 14 September 2017 and Tuks will again meet UWC at the Tuks Stadium, while TUT will match up against CUT at TUT Stadium.