University of Pretoria F.C.

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University of Pretoria FC
File:University of Pretoria logo.png
Full name University of Pretoria Football Club
Nickname(s) AmaTuks, Tuks, Tukkies
Founded 2003, bought Pretoria City franchise
Ground Tuks Stadium, Hatfield, Pretoria
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Prof. Antonie de Klerk
Coach South Africa Shaun Bartlett
League ABSA Premiership
2014–15 ABSA Premiership, 13th

University of Pretoria Football Club, also known as Tuks FC, is a South African association football club based in the Hatfield suburb of Pretoria that represents the University of Pretoria. They currently play in the Premier Soccer League.


The university's High Performance Centre on the LC de Villiers Sport Grounds

The University established the Tuks Football Academy in 2002, originally playing in the SAFA Gauteng South Division. In the 2003–04 season the University acquired Pretoria City FC's second division status, subsequently winning the Vodacom League play-offs and being promoted to the NFD in 2004–05. In the 2006–07 season the club qualified for the Mvela Golden League play-offs. In the 2008–09 season the club was a Nedbank Cup finalist losing to Premier Soccer League team Moroka Swallows 0–1.[1]

Following the 2011–12 season University of Pretoria gained promotion to the PSL "top flight in South African Football" with Stephen Haupt as the head coach.[2][3]


  • Second Division Gauteng Stream: 2003–04
  • Second Division National Play-offs: 2004
  • National First Division: 2011–12

Club records

Premier Soccer League record

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Umbro

Club officials/Technical team

  • Chairman: South Africa Prof. Antonie de Klerk
  • CEO: South Africa Rendani Mulaudzi
  • General manager: South Africa Kenneth Neluvhalani
  • Team manager: South Africa Graham Oosthuis
  • Coach: South Africa Shaun Bartlett
  • Assistant coaches: & South Africa Selaotse Mosala
  • Goalkeeper coach: Zimbabwe Tendai Tanyanyiwa
  • Fitness trainer: South Africa Sibusiso Mahlangu

First team squad

As of 20 January, 2016.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 South Africa GK Lebogang Ngubeni
2 Namibia DF Willem Mwedihanga
3 South Africa DF Junior Sibande
4 South Africa DF Tebogo Monyai (Captain)
5 South Africa DF Vukile Mngqibisa
6 South Africa DF Kabelo Lichaba
7 South Africa MF Mpho Maruping
8 South Africa MF Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
9 South Africa FW Lucky Mathosi
10 South Africa FW Thabo Mnyamane
11 South Africa FW Thabo Mosadi
12 South Africa MF Bongani Nyathi
13 South Africa MF Sibusiso Mthethwa
14 South Africa FW Lennox Bacela
No. Position Player
15 Zimbabwe DF Partson Jaure
17 Malawi FW Atusaye Nyondo
18 South Africa MF Thabiso Nkoana
19 Ethiopia FW Getaneh Kebede
20 South Africa DF Siyabonga Ngubane
21 South Africa FW Botshelo Mfulwane
22 South Africa FW Siphamandla Dlamini
24 Namibia MF Ronald Ketjijere
25 New Zealand MF Harry Edge
26 South Africa GK Trystin Coetsee
27 South Africa DF Khanya Gwala
28 South Africa MF Khethukuhle Zwane
36 Zimbabwe GK Washington Arubi
41 South Africa FW Dikgang Ngcobo


In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.


  1. University of Pretoria FC Retrieved 20 November 2011
  2. Tuks secures Premiership promotion Retrieved 13 May 2012
  3. AmaTuks make it to top flight Retrieved 13 May 2012

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