Aces up the sleeve

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November 29, 2016
Aces up the sleeve

OPEN SECRET: CT City winger Aubrey Ngoma

Mpumalanga core is the secret to CT City's winning run.

Aubrey Ngoma says Cape Town City’s Black Aces core is the secret to their early-season success.

Winger Ngoma has been in great form this season.

His partnership with captain Lebogang Manyama has been causing problems for opposition defences, just like they did last term, helping Mpumalanga Black Aces to fourth in the PSL.

Ngoma has scored one goal in the league to add to City’s fourth in Saturday’s 4-1 Telkom Knockout semifinal win over Free State Stars.

He has also set up a number for his teammates, with Manyama blasting in with eight in all competitions.

Ahead of tonight’s PSL clash against Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City, Ngoma lifts the lid on the secret (kickoff 7.30pm).

He tells SuperSport: “Most of all it’s the fact that a few guys came from the previous team [Mpumalanga Black Aces] so we have an understanding from last season, and now we’re just trying to get the new guys to gel with us.

“I think that’s been helping us and the coach needs to take the credit. When we do training drills going forward we are creating a lot of opportunities and we are scoring, we just need to shut the back door.”

As always, coach Eric Tinkler has warned his players that they need to focus ahead of this game and put the fact that they are in the Telkom Knockout final behind them.

It’s a huge week for the Cape side, with the Chiefs test followed by Wits on Friday.

Tinkler says: “I think Chiefs is a very important game for us. We have to put the final behind us, but we have two important matches away from home, Chiefs and then Wits.

“We are getting Chiefs when they are not performing very well and they are struggling to get results.

“But we need to apply ourselves, because Chiefs are always a threat. But the players will be motivated to get a result against them.

“It’s key for us to put in a good performance.”

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