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Matthews welcomes University of Pretoria to the Premiership

Posted: 14 May 2012 Time: 10:07

PSL CEO Stan Matthews has welcomed University of Pretoria to the Premiership, following their promotion yesterday.

Matthews sent his congratulations to Tuks, as the University of Pretoria are affectionately known, following their 3-2 loss against Mpumalanga Black Aces at Rand Stadium.

The results confirmed their ascendency from the National First Division through automatic promotion as the side that finished first, after Blackburn Rovers fell out of contention following their loss to Chippa United. Rovers could still qualify via the Play-offs.

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"This is a great feat by University of Pretoria after what has been an exciting National First Division season. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the Premier Division. There is no doubt in my mind that they have earned this achievement following many years of trying to win promotion," Matthew says.

Are you pleased to see Tuks go up? Have your say on our Facebook page HERE. "Their spirit of perseverance has been rewarded. A lot is expected from them by the football fraternity. Credit should go Tuks management for ensuring continuity and of course their coach, Steve Barker who has been with this side for a while now. I would also like to welcome Tuks supporters."

Matthews added: "A lot of work lies ahead for them as they prepare for life in the Premier Division. As the League, we will offer them the best possible support to help them acquaint and adapt better to life in the elite ranks."

The PSL CEO confirmed that Tuks will be awarded the winner's trophy on Sunday, May 20.

Previous comments on this story...

Jam Jam
posted: 10:46 am
Welcome to PSL TUKS.
- You Caused an upset by beating PSL top teams (such as Chiefs) in Nedbank cup previously.
- You produced some quality PSL players such as Mthokozisi Yende, Andile "KING" Jali and Phenyo Mongala
- You have been always ending a season in the TOP 4 of the 1st Division.

Based on the above, you deserve a promotion.

I cannot wait to see you displaying a marvelous football I have seen from you in the previous Nedbank cup matches.
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 10:52 am
Congrats AmaTuks....its about time we have 3 teams from Tshwane in the top flight of SA football...welcome!!!
posted: 11:09 am
Congratulations!!! I am proud former Tekkies student and this is my second home.

"The sky will always be the limit".
posted: 11:29 am
Welcome know who to target ne.
posted: 11:34 am
Welcome Tuks im originally from pretoria ,hope youl not become a yoyo team just like Mjomana Steve Barker knows what it takes to be in the elite league,hope you dont change most of the players.
Jam Jam
posted: 11:39 am
congrats to Pretoria soccer community for contributing the great soccer teams (Supersports, Sundowns and TUKS) to the PSL.

Unlike other cities (JHB, Durban, Cape Town) whom each has a below average team/s in the league, I am sure TUKS will challenge the PSL teams strongly.

I will be happy if the boring defensive Santos gets relegated.

Up the Bucs!!!
Champ Vince (Treble Specialist)
posted: 11:41 am
Congragulations in advance for collecting 6 points from Kaizer Chiefs and eliminating them in any cup competition you'll face them in.

Also thank you in advance for the 6 points we'll be collecting from you as Orlando Pirates and also don't even dare think you stand a chance against us in cup competitions.

Football 101 was indoctrinated at the University of Orlando
El Kampion
posted: 11:42 am
Tuks will have more supporters than SunChokers(199 FANS) and SSU(29 FANS) combined,wait and see....

Back at issue on the table, u are welcomed and thank you in advance for donating 6 points to Bucs in the new season
posted: 12:01 pm
Well done Tuks, hope u stay and do not pull a Jomo on us
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