Aces out to end Tuks jinx

Dino Ndlovu

Dino Ndlovu

University of Pretoria should be aware Mpumalanga Black Aces are out to end their jinx against them.

“We have not beaten them since we were promoted to the PSL,” Aces midfielder Esau Mtshweni said.

“I do not know what happens when we play Tuks, we just cannot beat them. But this should end this weekend.”

Mtshweni’s Aces travel to Tshwane’s Tuks Stadium this afternoon and the midfielder said the fact that Tuks have their former coach on the bench may put them on the back foot.

“Yes, Sammy Throughton used to work with us and now he is at Tuks. He will obviously give them inside info on us, but we are ready,” Mtshweni said.

“But you know in football history means nothing.”

AmaZayoni acquired SuperSport United striker Dino Ndlovu on loan and Mtshweni reckons Ndlovu is a good signing.

“He has a fine touch and a good eye for goal,” he said. “I think he will do well for us.

“He has done tremendously well at training and I believe that will be shown in PSL games.”

While Mtshweni boldly states that his team are out to end the Tuks jinx, in truth, Aces have been an average side.

Mtshweni agrees and said they are looking at being more than an “average” team.

“Yes, we play every season and do not win a trophy and that is not good for any club,” he said.

“We spoke about it as players and we looking at changing that perception about our club.”

Mtshweni said the fact that his side now boasts international players like Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane and Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah should prove they have stepped up as a team.

“Since Jackson returned from Afcon you could see a huge change in his game in many ways,” he said.

“Their experience should help the team.”

This experience could give them an edge against Tuks, who are on the 10th spot with 23 points on the PSL standings while Aces are 12th with 22.

The match starts at 3.30pm.

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