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Football | National First Division

Esau Mtsweni celebrates his goal with his teammates © Backpagepix

Tuks secure Premiership promotion



There was plenty of celebrations at Rand Stadium as University of Pretoria savoured their promotion to the Premier Division.

In an afternoon filled with drama and anxiety, Tuks lost their game 2-3 to relegation-threatened Black Aces, but their won promotion thanks to a slip up from their rivals, Blackburn Rovers. The East London side, Blackburn lost their match and cannot catch the Pretoria side now.

Chippa United beat Rovers 2-0 in Cape Town and could finish second in their maiden season depending on the results of the last round. For Tuks though nothing matters anymore, their last game of the season will take place at the Absa Tuks Stadium, a fitting finale for their passage to the Absa Premiership.

While the league is decided the excitement continues at the bottom of the log where still, no less than four teams are still hoping to escape the drop zone.

Atlie FC, Aces, Bay United and Dynamos will still be fighting for their lives despite their good results today. Dynamos beat FC AK 4-3, Bay United won 1-0 against Witbank Spurs and Atlie drew 1-1 with Sivutsa Stars which keeps them bottom of the log with only 27 points. They have a slim mathematical chance of escaping the chop but only if they win handsomely and Aces lose next week.

Aces will be hoping that either Bay or Dynamos slip up as they are only two points ahead of the Witbank side.

Thanda Royal Zulu whipped Vasco Da Gama 4-1, African Warriors lost 2-1 to Carara Kicks and FC Cape Town beat United FC 2-0.

However, all eyes are now on Tuks as they make their much anticipated leap to the Premiership to join city rivals Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United in the big time.

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