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AmaTuks vs Bidvest Wits intervarsity derby

Written By Themba Khumalo on Monday, April 29, 2013 | Monday, April 29, 2013

The University of Pretoria F.C (AmaTuks) host Bidvest Wits University F.C on 01 May 2013 in what has been dubbed the University derby in the Premier Soccer League.

On a student football level, the two universities have been rivals as far back as 1956, and have continued to play each other in University Sport South Africa competitions since 1994.   

However, it is the first time since AmaTuks has been promoted to the PSL that the two teams meet at the University.  AmaTuks do not want this match to be simply between the professional sides. Hence, AmaTuks and TuksFootball have organised an Intervarsity to commemorate the occasion with each institution’s development and amateur teams playing against each other.

The day will start with Intervarsity matches between TuksFootball and Wits Football teams.  This part of the programme will allow student and junior teams of both Universities’ football programme to be an integral part of what will probably become an intense rivalry between the two universities.

The program for the day will take place at University of Pretoria Sports Campus and will be as follows:


Tuks U/15
Bidvest Wits U/15
Field A
11h30 - 12h30
Tuks U/17
Bidvest Wits U/17
Field B
11h30 – 12h30
Tuks U/19
Bidvest Wits U/19
Field A
13h00 - 14h15
Huis Kiaat
Wits Men’s Res
Absa Tuks Stadium
13h30 - 15h15
Tuks Men Student Team
Wits Men Student Team
Absa Tuks  Stadium
15h30 - 17h30
Bidvest Wits
Tuks Stadium
19h30 – 21h45

Dr Rendani Mulaudzi, AmaTuks CEO & Deputy Director of TuksSport explains: “We are planning to make the day a most memorable one for the students of the University of Pretoria, Wits and the football loving supporter. We do hope that each time Wits plays AmaTuks at home, we shall continue to offer a great intervarsity experience to our students.” 
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