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  • 05 April 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
  • Referee: T. Nkosi
  • • Attendance: 3000

Mpumalanga Black Aces - Bidvest Wits Preview: AmaZayoni eye another huge scalp

Mpumalanga Black Aces - Bidvest Wits Preview: AmaZayoni eye another huge scalp

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Aces are out to solidify their top four finishing chances, while Wits will look to boost their PSL title aspirations when the two teams meet on Saturday


Nato, Mwanjali, Mabizela, Ngalo,
Qalinge, Timm, Zuke, Okonkwo, Nale

Gumede, Mngonyama, Booth, Bhasera
Langwe, Vilakazi, Pattison, Madubanya, Nhlapo

Mpumalanga Black Aces will look to extend their winning streak when they host Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
In-form Mpumalanga Black Aces have won four of their last five Absa Premiership matches. Their most recent victory, was a 1-0 win over PSL giants Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.
Coach Clive Barker's side could miss striker Thulasizwe Mbuyane's services, the 32-year was recently involved in a car accident. Prolific striker Mabhuti Khenyeza is still out serving his ban.
AmaZayoni have collected 23 points from their 12 home matches so far this season. They are currently fifth on the Absa Premiership standings with 37 points from 24 matches.
Bidvest Wits are another PSL side doing well at the moment. They have won five of their last seven Absa Premiership matches, including their most recent 1-0 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday.
Coach Gavin Hunt's charges will have to do without midfielder Phumlani Ntshangase, who will be serving his two match ban. Burundi international Papy Faty will also miss the match against Aces due to a one match suspension.
The Students have collected 20 points from their 12 away matches so far this season. They are currently third on the Absa Premiership standings with 41 points from 22 matches.
The Black Aces defence will have to keep a close eye on Bafana Bafana midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi. The 24-year old Wits captain has scored ten goals in all competitions so far this season.
Zimbabwe international striker Tendai Ndoro is currently enjoying life in the PSL since joining Black Aces in January. The lanky striker has scored six goals in ten appearances for AmaZayoni so far.

  • The first round encounter between the two teams ended in a goalless draw in Johannesburg.
  • In head-to-head stats since 1985, the two teams have met 30 times in league matches.
  • Wits have won 15 matches, compared to Aces' three wins and 12 matches have ended in draws.
  • Wits have dominated this fixture away from home, with five wins compared to Aces' two wins at home. Seven matches ended in draws.


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-Bafana NhlapoGoalkeeper
-Method MwanjaliDefender
-Zamuxolo NgaloDefender
-Mbulelo MabizelaDefender
-Abel MabasoMidfielder
-Michale Sandile ZukeMidfielder
-Clifford NgobeniMidfielder
11Abia NaleMidfielder
-Thabo QalingeMidfielder
-Tendai NdoroStriker
-Energy MurambadoroGoalkeeper
4Thabang Rooi Defender
-Dennis MasinaMidfielder
-Tshidiso Betheul TukaneMidfielder
-Aleni Wesley LebyaneStriker
-Essau MtshweniStriker
16Moeneeb JosephsGoalkeeper
-Sboniso Jomo GumedeDefender
-Onismor BhaseraDefender
-Kwandakwensizwa MngonyamaDefender
7Asive LangweMidfielder
10Sibusiso VilakaziMidfielder
-Siyabonga NhlaphoMidfielder
-Letladi MadubanyaMidfielder
-Jabulani ShongweMidfielder
9C. KadiStriker
-Sthembiso NgcoboStriker
36Denis Masinde OnyangoGoalkeeper
14Matthew BoothDefender
11Erwin IsaacsMidfielder
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10Ayanda LubeloMidfielder
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