Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
18 Feb 2016
9:07 am

Mnyamane confident of Tuks survival

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

It has not been an easy season for the University of Pretoria, with the team languishing second from the bottom of the Absa Premiership league table on 13 points, but striker Thabo Mnyamane is confident that they will soon get themselves out of relegation.

Thabo Mnyamane. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

“We can’t hide the fact that we have not been doing well this season, but we can’t be counted out of the league just yet,” he said. “There is hope and belief in the whole team that we can turn the situation around.

“There are still a lot of games to play in the league. We know what we have to do at the moment. Every one of us knows that we have to grind out results in every match we play.”

It has been difficult for the Pretoria side to register a victory in their last five games, having last won a match last month when they beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 1-0 at Loftus Versveld.

The result was followed by a 2-0 loss to Platinum Stars, a 2-2 draw with Free State Stars, a 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates and more recently, a 2-0 defeat by SuperSport United in the Pretoria derby.

Tomorrow they come up against second-placed Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium, and Mnyamane thinks this is a game which might change their fortunes, with the clash between the teams always bringing out the best in all the players.

“It is a clash of varsities; no one wants to lose this game. Every game that I have played against Wits has been exhilarating. The students come out in numbers to the stadium and they all want to see their respective institution winning this encounter,” he said.