Johannesburg - Premier Soccer League CEO Stanley Matthews has welcomed the
University of Pretoria to the top flight after the Tshwane-based outfit
gained promotion at the weekend.
GALLERY: Past weekend's sporting picturesAmaTuks clinched National First Division honours on Sunday despite losing 3-2 to Mpumlalanga Black Aces.
"This is a great feat by University of Pretoria after what has
been an exciting National First Division season," Matthews told the
"I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the
premier division. There is no doubt in my mind that they have earned
this achievement following many years of trying to win promotion.
"Their spirit of perseverance has been rewarded. A lot is
expected from them by the football fraternity. Credit should go to Tuks
management for ensuring continuity and of course their coach, Steve
Barker who has been with this side for a while now. I would also like to
welcome Tuks supporters."
Matthews added: "A lot of work lies ahead for them as they
prepare for life in the premier division. As the league, we will offer
them the best possible support to help them acquaint and adapt better to
life in the elite ranks."