STRIKER Collins Mbesuma has been appointed Absa Premiership outfit Mpumalanga Black Aces skipper.
And Mbesuma on Sunday helped Aces beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 to move to third on the Premier Soccer League log.
Mpumalanga Black Aces’ impressive performance this season is largely attributed to the bulky Chipolopolo striker, who has rediscovered his scoring form.
Mbesuma has scored six goals in 11 appearances this season.
Aces coach Muhsin Ertugral confirmed Mbesuma’s appointment on the club’s website.
Mbesuma is humbled to be appointed captain.
“It is great to be recognised and a massive honour to be named captain of Mpumalanga Black Aces. Let’s have a great season. We are playing well as a team. As a soccer player, you have to handle the pressure,” Mbesuma said.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates forward was last month named the Absa Player-of-the-Month for September/October.
Meanwhile, Kennedy Mweene was an unused substitute as Mamelodi Sundowns edged Free States Stars 3-1 at home.
Ugandan international Dennis Onyango was in goal for the second-placed ‘Brazilians’.
Striker Bornwell Mwape was on target in AmaZulu’s 2-2 away draw with Santos FC in a National First Division match.
Mwape Musonda was an unused substitute for Golden Arrows, who lost 3-2 to league leaders Bidvest Wits.
Meanwhile, Chipolopolo defender Stopilla Sunzu missed FC Lille’s 1-1 draw with Troyes in a French Ligue One match.
Sunzu is on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.