Confidence sky high in Black Aces camp

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Buoyed by their heroics in the Nedbank Cup, where they narrowly lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the final, Mpumalanga Black Aces hope to continue their giant-killing act against Desportivo Maputo next week.

The two meet in the second semifinal of the Mpumalanga Premier's International Football Cup at Atlantic Stadium in Witbank at 11am on June 29.

The game will follow the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mbabane Highlanders that is scheduled for 9am.

Aces' communications manager Thabo Morwepa said they have acquired a number of players whom they will showcase during the tournament.

Though they will be meeting the Mozambican outfit for the first time, he is already looking forward to the final, such is the confidence at Aces.

Desportivo manager Ali Chomari said they were ready for Aces and were looking forward to the final.

"We're in the process of rebuilding the team and the tournament will give us an opportunity to spot talent in South Africa."

Chiefs' manager Bobby Motaung said the tournament would give them an opportunity to showcase their acquisitions.

"We're going to field one of our strongest teams against Highlanders and we're aware that it's not going to be easy, but we hope to advance to the final," he said.

Highlanders' manager Musa Masuku would not say much, except that they would prove their worth on the field of play.

Tickets for the tournament are already on sale at Computicket outlets at R10 for adults and R5 for juveniles.