Clive Barker: ‘We want Pitso badly’

2014-04-15 16:10

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After scooping the Absa Premiership Coach of Quarter 3 honours, Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker now wants the scalp of Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.

Aces meet log-leaders Sundowns tomorrow evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Kickoff is at 7.30pm.

“We want Pitso badly tomorrow evening,” said Barker, who walked away with R15 000 today.

Aces have been a revelation under the former Bafana Bafana mentor and have already pocketed three points from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates away from home. Aces have also beaten Sundowns in the first round and the Brazilians will be looking to avenge that defeat tomorrow evening.

But even though Aces will be without five key players, Barker is confident of upsetting Sundowns.

The Mpumalanga side will be minus Method Mwanjali, Themba Zwane and Abel Mabaso, who are all on loan from Sundowns, as well as suspended Mbulelo Mabizela and Miguel Timm.

Barker bemoaned the notorious clause that prevents on-loan players from playing against their own clubs. He said it deprives teams of playing with their best players.

“Supporters want to see the best teams out there, but unfortunately they can’t. But for the best interest of the game, I think it should be changed as most of them were not regulars at their teams.”

Meanwhile, Bidvest Wits University striker Sthembiso Ngcobo scooped the player of the quarter, also pocketing R15 000.

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