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Football | Absa Premiership

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Tuks meet struggling Downs in derby



Local rivals University of Pretoria and Mamelodi Sundowns will meet for an Absa Premiership derby at the Tuks Stadium on Saturday, kick-off at 3:30pm CAT (SA, GMT+2).

The University side suffered their first away defeat of the season in midweek, going down 1-0 at the hands of AmaZulu.

The Premiership rookies will be looking to improve on a home record which has seen them pick up three draws and one loss from four matches.

AmaTuks are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 15 points from nine matches.

Sundowns’ winless streak was extended to eight matches in midweek when they succumbed 3-1 at home to Orlando Pirates.

The Tshwane side has picked up just one point from a possible 12 in their four away matches so far this season.

The Brazilians are placed bottom of the Absa Premiership log with five points from nine matches.

This will be the first competitive league meeting of University of Pretoria and Mamelodi Sundowns.

Tuks’ line-up from their 1-0 loss to AmaZulu: Arubi, Mphahlele, Monyai, Mkhwanazi, Sibande, Matsi, Lubelo (Ngwenya 75’), Ketjijere (Bishop 88’), Ngoma, Zungu (Radebe 85’), Niang.

Sundowns’ line-up from their 3-1 loss to Pirates: Sandilands, Arendse, Masenamela, Mampuru, Schut, , Nyandoro, Laffor, Pelembe (Mushekwi 62’), Modise, Rodgers (Manqele 80’), Shongwe (Kekana 75’).

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