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Development the winner for Alex  

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Alex Aces return has conjured up much debate but the facts are simple in that the ABC Motsepe teams primary aim is to continue supporting our youth structures.

The backbone of a modern football club is their investment in development and Aces have quietly been focusing their efforts on this key area.

When their PSL franchise was sold, it left a huge void with the existing successful academy structures - all of which are based in Linksfield.

The Greek Sporting club, where Alex Aces are based, have won numerous awards for their facilities and have five fields all under floodlights.

Aces have had a lengthy 8 year relationship and not only have their own academy structures but are supportive of the Greek clubs vast youth program which includes some 450 kids kitted out in Aces kits, playing from U5 in every age group up to U19.

Aces got the ball rolling by tying up with the iconic Manchester City who initially were the regional school of football partner. Last year they fielded the largest amount of teams in the SAFA Gauteng Academy League and won two of the two of the four divisions (U13's and U17's).

The current season is winding down with one match to play and Aces have already again won two leagues (U13's and U15's) while the U17's are looking to end 3rd.

Last season was a real breakthrough year for our development with four players that were in the system becoming regular 1st team players. Judas Moseamedi had an outstanding season and was rewarded with a selection to the Rio Olympic team, while Aubrey Modiba has now become a household name. Both Thabo Nodada and Nana Akosah-Bempah are expected to get regular game time at Cape Town City.

Notwithstanding the above four players, another twelve academy players got regular game time in the Aces Diski team.

We were delighted when 11 year old Michael Schultz, who played in our Aces Academy U13's, was spotted by John Barnes and made a historic trip for trials with Liverpool last year.

With Alexandra Black Aces' last minute return to division two football, ten players from our development form part of Steve Barkers newly assembled team!

And what is fairly interesting is that a large chunk of all of Aces academy teams are players residing in the nearby Alexandra.

Alex Aces are now in advanced plans to formalise relationships with the SAFA Northriding (Alex) existing youth divisions and are also planning to shortly announce some other crucial relationships involving youth in the township.

Coach Steve Barker whose primary aim is to mentor and focus on the first team, will also head up the academy structures while keeping an eye on any aspiring quality players in the Corinthians set-up.

The armchair critic's need to take a look at our local clubs development set-up's and at what investment this takes to sustain a structured program.

While we do not profess to be the best (although we certainly rival others), the Aces academy is definitely the largest (probably in Africa) and the Morfou brothers should be complimented for continueing their support for youth football.


July 2018
Motlhalosi 'Junior' Nare in U17 National squad
Aces U17 in Gauteng Engen Knockout Challenge
June 2018
Tough day at office for Aces Academy
CONGRATS Keegan Mitchell
Pirates host Aces in Development League
Black Aces Academy News
Good day for Aces Academy
May 2018
Aces Academy Updates
Aces Academy Updates
Aces U17 Qualify for Engen Knockout Gauteng Tournament
April 2018
Aces Academy participate in Engen Knockout Challenge
CONGRATS Keegan Mitchell
Black Aces Academy Results
March 2018
Black Aces Academy News
February 2018
Black Aces Academy 2017/18
December 2017
Aces Academy 2017 Awards
November 2017
October 2017
Business end of Academy League
Aces youth off to North West
Aces Academy hosts Panorama FC
Double header for our Academy
September 2017
Aces Academy away to Sundowns
Black Aces Academy Results
Aces Youth Development News
Aces Academy Current Top Goal Scorers
Excellent Academy performances.
August 2017
Aces Academy Results vs Bidboys Development
Aces Academy Vs School of Excellence
Aces do well against Supersport Academy
Aces Academy whitewash Shumba
Aces Academy update
July 2017
Aces appreciation!
South Africa narrowly edged by Malawi
Tough Luck SAU17's
SA U17 leave it till late against Madagascar
A striker in the making - Nare
Amajimbos narrowly edged by Zambia
Amajimbos brush aside young Mambas
Bryn Deeley included in SA National U17 team
Two Aces Academy players selected for SA U17
Brad Cross called up to U20's
4 U17 players in final trials
Aces Academy all record wins vs Platinum Stars
7 Academy Players selected for trials
June 2017
Aces youth excel
Aces Academy next fixture in Roodepoort
Alex Black Aces Academy News
Academy Update
May 2017
Aces Academy achieve clean-sweep over Cosmos