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Ndlazi is upbeat about Aces' showing in the Premier Cup

By unknown | Jun 17, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Kenny Ndlazi is determined to see his side winning the Mpumalanga Premier International Football Cup in Witbank on June 28.

Ndlazi said this ahead of their game against Despotivo Maputo in the first semifinal of the event.

Although Aces will be taking part in this encounter for the first time, Ndlazi believes they will do well against their much experienced opponents.

"We're a very small side, only six months old, but the players are determined to do well. I would like to see these youngsters taking part in this tournament in the future, but I cannot say much because my contract ends at the end of the month."

Kaizer Chiefs, who replaced Mamelodi Sundowns in this tournament, will meet Mbabane Highlanders in the second semifinal.

Highlanders PRO Dumisane Sibandze said the draw was a good one as it would give their players a chance to play against top players.

"We have played Chiefs before in the Champions League and though they beat us, they realised that we were a side to be reckoned with."

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung said they would be starting their preparations for the new season next week. "Yes, we will be making an announcement of player movement next week," Motaung said.


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