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."