The Kwa-Mhlanga born midfielder came out of retirement to rejoin the Gold City Giants as we push for a return back to the PSL. So far he has done an excellent job and is among the best performers in the team. His three goals and overall play has been central to the team’s decent start to life in the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League. Mtsweni scored late in the game against Baberwa last week to secure Aces all three points away from home.
If he is not scoring goals, the former Bidvest Wits star is creating spaces and delivering defence splitting passes for his teammates. Mtsweni made a name for himself as a creative midfielder but was converted to a striker at Alex Aces. He accepted the new role and has not yet disappointed. His ability to play with his back against the goals, shielding skills and calculated passes make his presence felt whenever he steps onto the field.
Despite his age, 'Spanner' Mtsweni remains an important part of the team and a role model to the younger players at the club. As one of the longest serving players at Black Aces, he is the link between the players, technical and management team. The younger players are learning a lot from him as he has already won promotion from the NFD to the PSL on three occasions.
Mtsweni’s leadership qualities often meant he has worn the captain’s armband at every club he featured for, including the Aces side that won promotion to the PSL in 2012/13.