Aces raid Winners Park pantry

Matome Lebea

Matome Lebea

Mpumalanga Black Aces stripped off their counterparts in the National First Division, Winners Park, when they snatched five players from them.

Aces' spokesman Thabo "T-Bose" Moroape confirmed the coup yesterday.

The players are defender Godfrey "West" Nobula; midfielders Musa Nkondo, Sechaba Mmuso and Stanley Manzini; and lethal striker Sbusiso "Big Foot" Nhlapo.

"We believe that the five players and Lucky Motaung from Dynamos will bring stability to the team, considering that they worked with our coach Innocent Mayoyo at Winners," Moroape said.

Other recruits include Eketsekeng Lehumo from Arthur Zwane's Galatasery FC, Oscar Mbele and Siyabulela Khali from Orlando Pirates' senior and development teams, he added.

These players will be paraded tomorrow during Aces' friendly against Absa Premiership side Platinum Stars at Ackerville stadium, Witbank.

Dynamos also signed experienced strikers Daniel Gaborone and Dolf Khesa from Winners Park.

Aces, in turn, have been raided by FC Cape Town, who made off with Johannes "Hero" Diale, Emmanuel Emenike and Samuel Ebolebele, the Mother City club said yesterday.