Pretoria - University of Pretoria came from behind to hold Moroka
Swallows to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership encounter at Tuks Stadium on
Vuyisile Wana's first-half strike was cancelled out about
Atusaye Nyondo five minutes into the second stanza.
The point for the time being moves Swallows up to 15th spot
while AmaTuks remain 10th.
Craig Rosslee's troops now know a win for Free State Stars
on Wednesday will leave the Soweto side with a lot to do if they were to avoid
Swallows showed their intentions early on with Boris Savic's
header from a Vuyisile Wana corner-kick cleared off the line in the third
minute before Lucky Baloyi saw his in-direct free-kick from 12 yards also
cleared in the same fashion three minutes later.
Desperate for a win the Dube Birds continued to flock
forward and found the opener through Wana with 23 minutes on the clock.
AmaTuks defenders watched on as Sibyabonga Nomvethe threaded
a precise ball to Wana who curled his left-footed shot past an outstretched
The goal prompted a defensive approach by the visitors who
sat back as AmaTuks looked for a way back into the clash.
Nyondo guided his side-footed effort just wide just before
the half-hour in what was the hosts first chance.
The Malawi international would've been frustrated with his
effort, but made up for his miss five minutes after the break.
The AmaTuks forward latched onto a Geofrey Massa flick on
before coolly slotting the ball into the back of the net for his seventh league
goal of the season.
Felix Obada and Geofrey Massa enjoyed late chances, but
there was to be no more goals as the teams shared the spoils.