The University of Pretoria are hanging off the cliff by a single finger. A last-gasp win over Golden Arrows helped Tuks avoid the immediate relegation that Jomo Cosmos ended up suffering. Now they face the dreaded relegation play-offs with Highlands Park and Mbombela United. It certainly is a nail-biting time for Shaun Bartlett and his charges…
"Eish!" was the first thing David Mashatile, Tuks student and supporter, said on the matter.
"It's a tough one. It's not nice to watch your team fight for their lives, but, hey, at least we are in with a chance.
"We fully believe in coach Shaun Bartlett, he has turned our team into a real attacking force, but he came in late and hasn't had the chance to really show his strengths.
"I hope he gets the chance to really shine in the PSL next season. At least he has given us a lifeline."
Tuks now face off against Highlands Park and Mbombela United in what is sure to be a heated relegation dog fight. It is a winner takes all episode as Jomo Cosmos have already been relegated and Baroka FC have been promoted from the NFD in the same manner. This will undoubtedly be the most testing period of Bartlett's coaching career with AmaTuks so far.
Who would you rather have in the PSL next season, Highlands, Mbombela, or Tuks?