Aces hold all the cards

Richard Nkosi

Richard Nkosi

Mpumalanga Black Aces start their game tomorrow against struggling ELB Movers five points clear on top of the Mpumalanga Vodacom League.

This after the South African Football Association disciplinary committee awarded Aces the three points from their match against Henemat FC. The match did not take place a fortnight ago when two sets of referees argued over who should officiate.

Movers, who are fourth from the bottom, will be hoping to collect maximum points when they play Aces at Mashateni Stadium in Lydenburg tomorrow at 3pm.

With seven games left in the league, Aces can now start ordering the champagne for their celebration. They lead the race with 52 points after 23 games, with close rivals Batau Killers second on 47 points.

Stratos Mnguni, Aces' director, said they will take each game as it comes. "I hope the boys can maintain their consistency. The league destination is still undecided and if we really want it, we will have to redouble our effort."

Other fixtures: (All starting at 3pm): Witklip - FC Sporting v Walter Stars; KaBokweni - FC Barcelona v Batau Killers; Barberton Prison - Barberton City Stars v Leandra; Mkhuhlu - FC Henemat v Middelburg Saints; Vukuzakhe - Winners v Sekhukhune Masters; Thulamahashi - MP Highlanders v FC Spurs.