GSV Grading The Deal; Black Aces

Amazayoni | Mpumalanga Black Aces
Amazayoni | Mpumalanga Black Aces
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy

The 2015/16 Premier Soccer League season is now officially underway, while football fanatics from far and wide all experience the mixed bag of emotions that come with being an avid football follower in such entertaining times, we at GSV have served you up a little morsel for thought as we begin to approach the end of the transfer window. Dished out for your reading pleasure, we present to you GSV Grading The Deal, were all the ABSA Premiership clubs will have their acquisitions dissected with the view of shedding more light on the shady world of transfer dealings. Enjoy!

ABSA Premiership

Mpumalanga Black Aces Football Club


Shu-Aib Walters

Transferred From: Maritzburg United

DoB: December 26th, 1981 (33)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Goalkeeper

Limbikani Mzava

Transferred From: Bloemfontein Celtic

DoB: November 12th, 1993 (21)

Nationality: Malawian

Position/s: Stopper Defender, Cover Defender, Ball-Playing Defender, Fullback, Wingback (Right/Central)

Siyabonga Ngubane

Transferred From: University of Pretoria

DoB: March 31st, 1989 (26)

Nationality: South Africa

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback (Right)

Mpho Matsi

Transferred From: University of Pretoria

DoB: February 7th, 1990 (25)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback, Anchorman, Ball-Winning Midfielder (Right/Central)

Aubrey Ngoma

Transferred From: Orlando Pirates

DoB: September 16th, 1989 (25)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Advanced Playmaker, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced forward (Left/Centre)

The Grand Stand View

New gaffer Mushin Ertugral has wasted no time in shedding the roster of its longer in the tooth players, and adding some fresher legs to an experienced and competitive squad that was clearly in need of some refreshing after the culmination of last season. Amazayoni have established themselves at premier league level through a hardworking and competitive team that has always relied on players with Premiership experience and some untapped quality, the club now has a gaffer who will blend in younger and hungrier players into the mix while ensuring that the team remains competitive and entertaining.

The business done thus far clearly exhibits the blatant fact that Aces aren’t just looking to survive in the big leagues any longer, they have acquired some truly talented footballers in Limbikani Mzava and Mpho Matsi, while Aubrey Ngoma will surely be looking to bring his A-game to his new permanent home after impressing while on loan from Bucs during the last campaign. One feels as though Aces are 2 or 3 Mushin-esque buys away from being a serious top 8 challenger this season and ensuring that they steer clear of relegation troubles all season; the squad is competitive and experienced enough to meet the bare objectives of the management, and that is what you ask of a gaffer at this level while secretly hoping for a bit more than just the bare minimums. There is bound to be a resilience about the squad while they are under the tutelage of the current gaffer, yet his tactics can only be as effective as the personnel that take in the instructions and put out the performances on a weekly basis; we all know that Mushin does not need big names to make a team play like a big team should, that might just play into his hands at Aces, where he has some players who harbour aspirations of playing like elite level stars.


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