Cape Town - Newly-appointed
Mpumalanga Black Aces head coach Muhsin Ertugral revealed his first job at the
club will be to remove the dead weight from the squad.
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Aces registered as many as 43 players for this season's
disappointing Premiership campaign, in which they only managed a 10th-placed
Ertugral wasted no time in telling the media this would be
far from the case next season.
"The squad size will be around 23-24 plus the
goalkeepers so it should be small," Ertugral told KickOff.
"However, what we will do is that the Challenge team,
which is the Diski team, we have already made recommendations that it be
combined with the Under-19 so that they are a team that challenges the first
"I will have personal hands on that team too. In
football we need to eliminate romanticism. I love all these boys and we will
have to speak to them first before we make any announcements but we will
obviously make changes."