AmaTuks leapfrog to top of GAC log

AmaTuks leapfrog to top of GAC log
Kamohelo Pheeane of University of Pretoria celebrates goal with teammates during the GladAfrica Championship 2021/22 match between University of Pretoria and Richards Bay at Tuks Stadium, Pretoria on 13 April 2022 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022. 19:08

A midweek round of matches in South Africa’s GladAfrica Championship featured a key win for Pretoria University over Richards Bay to claim top spot on the log.

AmaTuks leapfrogged the Natal Rich Boyz thanks to a 1-0 win at the Tuks Stadium in Tshwane on Wednesday, with Kamohelo Pheeane striking in injury time at the end of the game to see his side top the log on 45 points, with Richards Bay second on 43 points.

JDR Stars (40), Cape Town All Stars (40) and Venda Football Academy (39) round out the top five that are in the promotion mix with five rounds of the 2021-22 season remaining.

Wednesday also saw Hungry Lions and Pretoria Callies play out a goalless stalemate at GWK Park (in a match which was postponed from Tuesday due to waterlogged pitch), while Platinum City Rovers and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila drew 2-2 at Olen Park in Potchefstroom.

The round opened on Tuesday afternoon as Cape Town All Stars kept up their push to earn a shot at promotion with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at home to Polokwane City at Athlone Stadium; Black Leopards boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 away to bottom-of-the-log TS Sporting at Kabokweni Stadium; and Jomo Cosmos remain in the red zone after succumbing 2-0 at Goble Park to hosts Free State Stars.

Tuesday also saw Venda Football Academy and Cape Town Spurs play to a 1-1 draw at Thohoyandou Stadium, with Chumani Butsaka putting the visitors ahead in the first half, before a response from the hosts’ Kgothatso Mariba.

The GAC will continue this coming weekend, 15-17 April, with a full round of fixtures across South Africa, headlined by Pretoria University and Richards Bay visiting Cape Town All Stars and Platinum City Rovers respectively.

GAC midweek results

Tuesday 12 April

Cape Town All Stars 2-1 Polokwane City

Venda Football Academy 1-1 Cape Town Spurs

Free State Stars 2-0 Jomo Cosmos

TS Sporting 2-1 Black Leopards

Wednesday 13 April

University of Pretoria 1-0 Richards Bay (Tuks Stadium)

Platinum City Rovers 2-2 Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila

Hungry Lions 0-0 Pretoria Callies

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