The University of Pretoria faced off against Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium on April 12, 2024, in Pretoria, South Africa during the Nedbank Cup, Quarter Final match. AmaTuks’ journey in the Nedbank Cup concluded after a penalty shootout loss to Mamelodi Sundowns, with the match ending 1-1 after 120 minutes.

The coach expressed pride in the team’s effort and acknowledged the challenge of competing against one of the continent’s top teams. He congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns and emphasized the team’s focus shifting to the upcoming league competitions.

Motaung, the coach, believed that his team struggled initially but improved after the halftime talk. He noted that the players were initially panicked and lacked the required cleverness while playing against an opponent that capitalized on running off the shoulders.

He emphasized the need for the team to rectify these issues, and also adjusted the strategy to be more effective in the second half, expressing his pride in the team’s response and effort in the match.

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