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Moroka Swallows reject Songwe Chalwe will feature for Mpumalanga Black Aces when they take part in the Mpumalanga Premier International Football Cup at Atlantic Stadium in Witbank on Sunday.
The Zambian forward was among 11 players released from the Birds' nest this week.
Other new faces in AmaZayoni's colours on Sunday are Platinum Stars defender Bekithemba Ndlovu and former TP Mazembe left-back Michelin Kanika- Matondo.
Kanika-Matondo featured for FC Cape Town in the past season and is one of the toughest defenders in the National First Division.
"These are some of the players we intend to sign in the off-season and we are aware of what they are capable of," Thabo Moroape, Aces' spokesman, said yesterday.
"We have lost two good players in Thabang Rooi and Gordon Gilbert to Kaizer Chiefs and are doing everything to bring in equally capable replacements. The matches on Sunday will help our technical staff to assess new players in competitive games."
Aces take on Mozambique side Groupe Deportivo de Maputo in the second semifinal match at 11am. The first semi at 9am pits Amakhosi against Mbabane Highlanders of Swaziland.
Moroape also insisted yesterday that Black Leopards coach Paul Dolezar has not joined the Nedbank Cup finalists. He emphasised that Dumisa Ngobe and Cyprian Maimane will act as caretaker coaches until they find a replacement for Kenny Ndlazi.