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AmaTuks have three games between them and a maiden PSL birth. The University of Pretoria side have been in good form of late, beating Sivutsa stars 4-0, Vasco de Gama 2-1 and 4-1 against United FC in recent weeks to cement their place on top of the NFD (National First Division) table.

AmaTuks have two home games and one away game left in the league Gaining victories in all the matches will see AmaTuks automatically progress to the PSL as league champions.

AmaTuks edged closer to victory with a stunning victory at Parow Park against Vasco da Gama and , followed that win up with a 4-1 drubbing of United FC at Absa Tuks Stadium on 5 May.

Currently, there is a six point gap between them and second placed Blackburn Rovers. AmaTuks will rely on goalkeeper-captain Siya Mngoma, central defender Tebogo Monyai  and top scorer, and reported Kaizer Chiefs target, Thokozani Sekotlong to lead the team to the NFD title.

AmaTuks face FC Cape Town at the ABSA Tuks stadium on Wednesday,  9 May. AmaTuks will then face Black Aces and finish things off at home against title rivals Thanda Royal Zulu.

Jarred Uys, u/19 Tuks manager believes that AmaTuks coach Steve Barker will go all-out in the remaining games. “He is an ambitious coach. He will look for a win in the first two games to ease the pressure and cruise to the title,” Uys said.

With AmaTuks having a relatively easy run-in it is expected that the men from Pretoria will play in the PSL next season alongside fellow university outfit Wits. With a crop of good players, the glamour of the PSL and home support spurring them on, come August AmaTuks should be seen on televisions across the country performing in South Africa’s top league.

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