Do-or-die battle for Tuks as they face Natal Rich Boyz

football14 June 2024 11:29| © Backpage TXT
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Tlisane Motaung © Gallo Images

University of Pretoria will take on Richards Bay in their final match of the PSL promotion playoffs on Saturday afternoon at the Tuks Stadium in Pretoria.

Kick-off is at 15:00 CAT (SA, GMT+2)


Tuks have played three matches in the playoffs and won their first match against Baroka, lost the second against Richards Bay and drew the third against Baroka when they faced them again.

Tuks are second in the PSL promotion playoffs table and a win is needed to keep their hopes of moving back into the top flight alive as their opponents have a game in hand.

As for Richards Bay, they are at the top of the table having played two matches, playing to a goalless draw against Baroka and picking up three points in the other against Tuks.


Tlisane Motaung, the coach of Tuks, is confident that his team will secure a victory against the Natal Rich Boyz. This fixture is a must-win for them in their hopes of being promoted.

“We still have one match that we are playing at home against Richards Bay, it won’t be easy. We have to go in and fight. It’s now or never,” said Motaung.

“We find ourselves in this situation and the only thing we need in the next game at home is three points.”

“At least we have a home-ground advantage, and we will take it from there.”


Kamogelo Pheeane, University of Pretoria - The 24-year-old centre-forward scored in the team’s victory against Baroka and will be hoping to replicate the same form in this crucial encounter. He scored two goals in the National First Division and will need his shooting boots ready.

Somila Ntsundwana, Richards Bay - Having scored the last time these two sides faced each other, all eyes will be on the 27-year-old forward to bring his A-game once again.