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Harrison unfazed by challenge at Aces

Mark Harrison up for Mpumalanga Black Aces challenge

Posted: 23 February 2011 Time: 12:55 pm

Former Everton goalkeeper coach Mark Harrison is ready to face the big challenge of saving Mpumalanga Black Aces from relegation after being appointed caretaker coach of Amazayoni yesterday. 

Harrison becomes the fourth coach to lead Aces this season after Savvas Agiomamitis, Neil Tovey and Paul Dolezar who was booted out of the team recently. The former Hellenic players has been given 9 games to get 27 points and prove himself as good coach  before the League finishes in May.   Speaking to KickOff.com, Harrison remains unfazed by the challenge that lies ahead of him.   "Not everything is guaranteed in life, but we will continue to fight. I am ready for the big challenge and I think I have players to help achieve my mission of keeping Aces in PSL next season.

_quote   "I think the most important thing at the moment is to try and create a happy environment in the team and I have no doubt that with a group of happy players we will achieve our goal by the end of the season. I have confidence in my players and even though yesterday was the first time I had worked with them as head coach. They all showed a willingness to help the team survive relegation this season.   "The three points in our next game against Golden Arrows will be vital for us to move away from relegation and move closer to Moroka Swallows and Maritzburg United."   Harrison holds a UEFA A licence and has some head coach experience having coached the Bangladesh national team a few years ago.   "Every coach has his own ideas and I will definitely implement my own plans to make sure that we survive relegation."   The new Aces coach also announced the return midfielder Benedict Vilakazi after serving his red card suspension against Orlando Pirates recently.   "It's good to have Vilakazi back but I have still not yet decided about the team to play Arrows. I have got Warren Bishop on suspension, but I am hoping that a few players on the injury list will recover in time for the game." 

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Bin Laden
posted: 01:15 pm
Aces is dead
MoDawana
posted: 01:18 pm
This team never ceases to amaze; former goal keeper coach. Is he going to turn all outfield players into keepers? Thry now want to hold the record of most hand-balls?

Wont be suprised if after 5 games they bring in the former Banyana Banyana coach Hilton Jordan or even Makhaya Nthini.
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 01:53 pm
Aces is a ghost!
PSG55
posted: 02:02 pm
Some goalkeeper coaches make very good managers. I can think of Dino Zoff (Lazio & Italy) straight away. Whatever happens under Harrison, Aces can't be any worse than they have been so far this season. The ownership then need to use the off-season to implement a long-term plan for the club.
PSG55
posted: 02:03 pm
Some goalkeeper coaches make very good managers. I can think of Dino Zoff (Lazio & Italy) straight away. Whatever happens under Harrison, Aces can't be any worse than they have been so far this season. The ownership then need to use the off-season to implement a long-term plan for the club.
Ganadlha
posted: 02:03 pm
MNC they all says that Mr who EVER or what ever u are.u know what Mpumalanga Aces is a disgrace to us Mpumalanga people.last year we supported them not to be relagated,this year they are doing the same mistake.U know Aces and their management a patetic.go to Mvela and Never came back please.
Maybe Witbank Spurs can do better than you.
Letsman
posted: 03:11 pm
This team deserves to play in the Vodacom league... Period!
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