local soccer 11.6.2015 04:12 pm

Masango not going to Aces

Mandla Greatful Masango of Kaizer. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Mandla Greatful Masango of Kaizer. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Mpumalanga Black Aces quelled rumours Mandla Masango would be joining the club. The Kaizer Chiefs export had been linked with Aces and Sundowns, but a statement on the club’s website on the player put the matter to rest.

“We can confirm that Mandla Masango will not be joining AmaZayoni,” read the statement. “Despite media reports and speculation on the happenings at Aces, and in the best interest of our players, we will only formally announce any movement in the next seven days.”

READ: Masango told he was “nothing without Chiefs”

In other Premiership news, newly-promoted Jomo Cosmos are still coming to terms with finally making it back into top-tier South African football according to captain Thabang Monare. “I still cannot believe this is happening,” said Monare. “It feels like someone is going to wake me up and tell me I have been dreaming.”

After announcing coach Stuart Baxter would be leaving Chiefs on June 2, it has now been confirmed that the mentor will take up a position as technical director at Turkish club Genclerbirligi. “As a result of long negotiations and going through a shortlist, the club has decided to appoint Stuart Baxter as its technical director,” a statement from Genclerbirligi read. Following a 6-1 aggregrate victory over AS Kaloum, Orlando Pirates want to win the Caf Confederations Cup according to coach Eric Tinkler.

“We know the chairman wants to be in this competition,” Tinkler said. “The chairman has always stated that he wants to win the Caf Champions League again. The club has never won the Confederations Cup, so we would like to try and achieve that.” There will also be another New Zealander in the Premiership following in the footsteps of SuperSport United’s Jeremy Brockie next season.

Fellow Tshwane outfit University of Pretoria have signed Harry Edge from PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands. Tuks have securd the signature of New Zealand international holding midfielder Harry Edge from PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands. “I liked his athleticism and the fact that he plays forward all the time, he plays center mid but can also slot in at central defence. At Tuks we are very good defensively but we need to keep the ball more and attack more,” Chief scout Paul Mathews said on the club’s website.

Mamelodi Sundowns, meanwhile, have signed Burundi striker Fiston Abdul Razak. The 23-year-old confirmed the news on his Facebook account.

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