Tuks make top flight bow
University of Pretoria will begin their debut PSL season with a home match against Maritzburg United at TUKS Stadium on Sunday, 12 August 2012, kick-off at 15h00.
AmaTuks finished top of the pile in the National First Division last season and earned automatic promotion to the PSL.
The Pretoria team lost just five league matches in 2011/12 on their way to winning the NFD crown and ended four points clear of runners-up Chippa United.
Their aim this season will be to consolidate their place in the PSL and ensure that they do no drop straight back down to the second tier.
It will be a tough task for Tuks, but they have a reputation of being a well-organised club who produce talented young players, one they can only enhance in the Premiership.
Maritzburg had a roller coaster season in 2011/12 and ended 11th on the league table, seven points above the relegation zone and seven points adrift of the top eight.
The Team of Choice will be looking to edge closer toward the top half of the table this season, though they have lost some key players in the transfer window.
Nonetheless, the KwaZulu-Natal side have been a steady presence in the PSL since earning promotion in 2008 and will want to continue in that fashion.
This away match against University of Pretoria presents them with a chance to begin their season with a victory on the road, though they would do well not to underestimate the Pretoria side.
Maritzburg will need to call on their superior experience in order to come away with three points, while Tuks will hope that youthful energy and home advantage counts in their favour.