Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C.
|Full name||Black Aces Football Club|
|Ground||Atlantic Stadium, eMalahleni|
The original club was founded in 1937 by dairy workers. The club folded after finishing 14th in the National First Division inland stream in 2002. The club had also been known as Ukhumba Black Aces, Witbank Black Aces and Super Kurl Aces during its existence.
The current club is the second incarnation and they entered the South African football league in 2007 when the Polokwane-based City Pillars league license was bought and the team was transferred to Witbank from Limpopo. The licensed was acquired in December 2006 and the team was playing under the name of Mpumalanga Black Aces in time for the 2007–08 season.
In 2004, two South African businessmen George Morfou and his brother Mario bought the club side Dangerous Darkies, a Vodacom League but the team failed to win promotion to the Mvela Golden League. The Vodacom League team was renamed to Aces Academy in 2007 following the brothers' acquisition and in 2011 was renamed to AmaZayoni FC.
In 2016, John Comitis purchased the franchise rights, closing the club and creating Cape Town City F.C., over 950 miles away.
- Bob Save Super Bowl winners: 1993
- BP Top Eight Cup winners: 1980
- PSL Promotion/Relegation Play-off winners: 2008–09, 2012–13
- Most starts: Percy Nxumalo 286
- Most goals: Percy Nxumalo 64
- Most starts in a season: Joseph Sibiya 41 (1992)
- Most goals in a season: Johannes Shili 19 (1992)
- Record Victory: 6–0 vs Royal Tigers (20/9/94, League)
- Record Defeat: 1–7 vs Hellenic (28/5/97, League)
Premier Soccer League recordEdit
Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturerEdit
- Shirt sponsor: ISPS Handa
- Kit manufacturer: Canterbury
- Official Supplier: Chesanyama
- Official Car: Ermelo Toyota
- Official Accommodation Partner: Tsogo Sun
- Luxory Coach Partner: Putco
- Johnny Ferreira (1993–95)
- Steve Haupt (1997–99)
- Sammy Troughton (Nov 20, 2008 – Nov 10, 2009)
- Aiki Agiomamitis (Nov 11, 2009 – Sept 21, 2010)
- Neil Tovey (Sept 30, 2010 – Dec 23, 2010)
- Paul Dolezar (Dec, 2010 – Feb, 2011)
- Mark Harrison (Feb 23, 2011 – June 27, 2011)
- Craig Rosslee (July, 2011 – Nov, 2012)
- Rodolfo Zapata (Nov 2012 – May, 2012)
- Jacob Sakala (June 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
- Clive Barker (March 4, 2013 – 2015)
- Jacob Sakala (March, 2014 – May 31, 2015)
- Muhsin Ertuğrul (June, 2015 – 2016)
- Peters, Carl (16 April 2008). "Cup of dreams may be overflowing". iol.co.za. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
- http://www.mpblackaces.co.za/index.cfm?fuse=1&action=1&story=3550[permanent dead link]