Ndlazi relishing semifinals clash

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Speaking to snl24.com/kickoff ahead of the Nedbank Cup semi finals draw later today, Aces coach Kenny Ndlazi confessed that he is starting to feel that his team could advance to the finals, especially after watching the other semi finalists playing at the weekend.

“I watched the other teams involved in the semi finals and honestly I am starting to believe that my team stand a chance of playing in the finals.

“The team has done well up to this point and I must give credit to my players, supporters and management for their collective effort in taking the team to where it is now.

“I think if I had joined the team at the beginning of the season, maybe now we would be talking about a different story, that of the team qualifying for play-offs for promotion to PSL next season.

“Our intention is to go out and do well in the Nedbank Cup tournament. I have already received a few calls from people saying they want to see us playing against Mamelodi Sundowns in the semis, but for me it doesn't matter which team we face because we are ready.

“I have developed a great combination of experience and youth and the likes of Lucas Thlomelang, Vusiwo Masondo, Gordon Gilbert and Kambamba Musasa have really come to the party and made people of the Mpumalanga province proud.

Ndlazi disclosed that his contract with Amazayoni is set to expire at the end of this month but he says he is hoping to remain with the team next season.

“There is no need to change this team much, except to add a few faces that I have already identified.”

Ndlazi added that he is hoping to get midfielder Esau Mtsweni, who is on loan from Bidvest Wits, on a permanent basis next season.