Cape Town - A
brace from Thabo Mnyamane was not enough to propel the University of Pretoria
to a much-needed victory as Free State Stars came from behind to hold the
capital side to a 2-2 draw in an Absa Premiership clash at Tuks Stadium on
from Danny Venter and Sello Japhta within 16 second-half minutes cancelled out
his first win as AmaTuks head coach, Shaun Bartlett named an attacking line-up
and the Tshwane side were on course for the win with Mnyamane finding the back
of the net on either side of the break.
former Varsity Cup star opened the scoring on 33 minutes, firing home at the
first time of asking following a lung-busting run down the left flank by Junior
doubled the hosts’ lead four minutes into the second stanza, this time sliding
in at the back post from a Thabiso Nkoana pass.
Lla Koto hit back through a Danny Venter rocket in the 52nd minute – the
midfielder also scored in the reverse fixture against Tuks.
was unlucky not to level matters just before the hour: having bamboozled the
Tuks centre-backs he dragged his shot narrowly wide of goal.
miss, though, mattered little as Japhta blasted home the equaliser on the
volley to send the traveling fans into delirium.
fourth draw of the season leaves Tuks in the relegation play-off spot.