Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
2 minute read
10 Nov 2018
12:21 pm

AmaTuks look for first away win at Galaxy

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Coming from a devastating 3-0 defeat at home, University of Pretoria are hoping for a better outcome when they meet TS Galaxy at Kameelsrivier Stadium in KwaNdebele on Sunday afternoon.

Clifford Ngobeni of Universty of Pretoria (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Based on both sides’ recent form, this should be a cracker of a game. The Rockets have just found their groove under Dan Malesela and have not lost in the last three games.

AmaTuks just cannot afford a second defeat in a row and will be throwing everything at their hosts who will also not want to disappoint their fans who have been marvellous since the season started.

Other matches

Real Kings v Cape Umoya, at Sugar Ray Stadium, 3.30pm

Things have not been going well for Umoya who have not registered a win either at home or away in the last four matches. Things might get even muddier for Roger De Sa and his boys as they meet a Kings side who are on a rise and will be buoyed by recent results.

Witbank Spurs v Ajax CT, at Puma Rugby Stadium, 3.30pm

Spurs remain without a coach but Vusi Mkhatshwa will look to make an impression as a stand-in while management looks for a coach to fill the position left vacant by Sammy Troughton who stayed for just two weeks before leaving to join TS Sporting as technical director. Ajax have proven to be difficult to predict as they can give a performance that makes them favourites for the title today, and be as damp as a squib the next day.

Stellenbosch v Jomo Cosmos, at Idas Valley Stadium, 3.30pm

Idas Valley is fast becoming a slaughterhouse and with Iqraam Rayners in devastating scoring form Ezenkosi are in for a tough day. But Jomo Sono’s teams are known to be stubborn at the back and they could just cause an upset and stop Stellies early lead.

Maccabi v Uthongathi, Dobsonville Stadium, 3.30pm

Maccabi will be high on confidence after a successful trip away to KwaZulu-Natal last week where they managed a 2-1 win over Royal Eagles. Coach Mokete Tsotetsi will be happy that Lebogang Mokoena is beginning to show his experience as he has stated contributing goals to the team. The Cane Cutters have also shown to be a good team but with Siyabonga Vilane out injured, they have struggled with goals.

TS Sporting v Richards Bay, at Kaboweni Stadium, 3.30pm

Abantu Bemthetho have been doing really well and on paper should easily pocket the full points from this one. But the Natal Rich Boys have some experienced campaigners in their side and have on occasion shown that they can be lethal.

Sunday

Ubuntu Cape Town v Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, at Boland Stadium, 3.30pm

Ubuntu showed some marked improvement as they held Jomo Cosmos to a draw away from home last weekend and will be looking to build on that performance when they host Tshakhuma. But Sello Chokoe’s side have been doing well lately and will not want to give Stellenbosch a chance to stretch their lead at the top.

 

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