In-form Mbesuma reveals Aces' Cup ambitions

In-form Mbesuma reveals Aces' Cup ambitions
Collins Mbesuma From Black Aces

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015. 11:53

Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Collins Mbesuma has revealed that their main objectives are to finish in the top three in the Absa Premiership, and also lift at least one Cup trophy this season.

The Zambian striker has been in top form for AmaZayoni in this 2015/16 campaign, having netted five goals to-date, which sees him as the current Absa Premiership top goal scorer.

AmaZayoni have been impressive this season as they remain undefeated in all competitive competitions. Furthermore, the Mpumalanga side are in the 2015 Telkom KnockOut Cup quarter-finals where they will face Kaizer Chiefs.

“The team has been doing well so far, and I’m happy that I have been able to do my job by scoring some goals. I wouldn’t put it down to anything special, it has just been a case of us doing everything as we should have in pre-season," Mbesuma said.

"We started early with pre-season so everyone in the squad is in very good physical condition. We have started as we hoped to, and now we plan to keep fighting for a top three finish to the league while trying to see if we can win some silverware in the cup,” he said.

AmaZayoni currently find themselves second in the Absa Premiership standings, and the former Orlando Pirates striker is pleased to be working with experienced Turkish-born Muhsin Ertuğral.

“I don’t want to talk about my former coaches, I’m just happy to be at a club with a good coach at this moment. I like working with Muhsin, he’s passionate, he wants us to win every game," Mbesuma explained.

"Sometimes he shouts yes, but it’s always for a reason, he won’t shout at the players if we’re doing what we are supposed to be doing,” the experienced forward continued.

Mbesuma burst onto the Premier Soccer League (PSL) scene during 2004/05 campaign scooping the PSL Golden Boot award after netting 25 league goals while in the books of Chiefs, and won the league title in the process.

“I’m not really one for looking back. I also don’t have any regrets in my career, everything happened for a reason and I’m glad to be where I am right now. I left Chiefs many years ago, but of course I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me," he insisted.

"It was an amazing experience playing in that team, and one person that stood out for me back then was the late John Shoes Moshoeu, he talked to me a lot off the pitch, he encouraged me when I first arrived at the club,” he concluded.

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