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Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker told Goal that he desperately needed a win against his former team AmaZulu

Aces beat Usuthu 2-1 at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Tuesday night, and the veteran coach said even a point would have been appreciated.

“I knew it was never going to be an easy match, especially playing in Durban. I think my boys gave it their all, although we can still improve in some departments.

“What was important for us was to get a point so that we are able to get mentally well and be able to focus on the upcoming games, as you know we did not start well,” said Barker.

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AmaZulu only managed to improve during the second half, and Barker said he understands Craig Rosslee's disappointment.

“It was an emotional match as you can imagine losing in the last minutes of the match. I really feel sorry for Rosslee, but I think they came back very strong at us during the second half,” he said.

Barker also said that what makes his team so committed is that most of his players are there to prove a point.

“Most of the guys had been written off and they are just here to prove that they have what it takes,” he said.

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