This should be a grudge encounter as the visiting Carara will be looking for revenge after suffering a heavy defeat in the first leag. AmaZayoni beat the Phutadijhaba side 3-0 at the Rand Stadium on the 30th October last year. Goals for Aces came via Lottie Phiri and Phumelele "Ace" Bhengu who scored a brace on the day.
Black Aces have been unlucky lately, coming back from behind to salvage a point in their previous two games away to Blackburn Rovers and at home against F.C.A.K. Sakala’s troops finds themselves in a situation where they need to collect all the three points come Sunday afternoon to improve their position in the NFD log.
Carara Kicks, who have accumulated 28 points from 25 games, are in 11th position while Black Aces are placed in an unsafe 14th position with 24 points from the same number of games.
Since the arrival of Jacob Sakala, the team has shown a lot of fighting spirit and need to rectify their lapse in concentration - especially at the back. Aces have been letting in soft goals lately and that might come back to haunt them at the end of the season.
The striker force has also been guilty of missing numerous goal-scoring opportunities when given a chance to finish off their opponents.
Bad news for the team is that they will miss the services of striker, Lottie Phiri who received a red card against F.C.A.K. last Saturday. Defender, David Kannemeyer who received his third yellow card will also be missed in this potentially tough battle.
A win for Aces should help consolidate their position on the log and all the players are ready to die with their boots on.
Other weekend fixtures:
Friday, April 27, 2012
Blackburn Rovers Vs Atlie FC (Buffalo City Stadium): 19h30
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Vasco Da Gama Vs University of Pretoria (Parow Park): 15h00
Sivutsa Stars Vs FC Cape Town (Kanyamazane Stadium): 15h00
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Witbank Spurs Vs African Warriors (Puma Rugby Stadium): 15h00
F.C A.K Vs Thanda Royal Zulu FC (Eldorado Park): 15h00
Bay United Vs Dynamos (University of Limpopo Stadium): 15h00
Carara Kicks Vs Black Aces (Charles Mopeli Stadium): 15h00
United FC Vs Chippa United (GWK Stadium): 15h00