Mulenga back at AmaZayoni

Zambian ace Clifford Mulenga has returned to Mpumalanga Black Aces, the club he helped steer clear of relegation four seasons ago.

The club have also signed left-sided wide man Danleigh Borman, who last played for SuperSport United.

Back in 2010, Aces finished 15th in the Absa Premiership and were forced to contend the promotion-relegation play-offs, where Mulenga’s goals were crucial in helping AmaZayoni overcome Black leopards in a two-legged tie.

Mulenga subsequently joined Bloemfontein Celtic, where he spent two seasons and was a regular starter. He then moved on to SuperSport United where he spent last season before joining Aces as a free agent, having signed a three year deal.

The 26-year-old is well-travelled, having started his career with the University of Pretoria, where Steve Barker first unleashed his talent on South African football fields.

He then spent a brief spell at Örgryte IS in Sweden before signing for Bidvest Wits, moving on to Thanda Royal Zulu before joining Aces for his first spell.

Now back at the Mpumalanga outfit, Mulenga is hoping to make an impact under coach Clive Barker.

"I’ve always had soft spot for Aces and I intend both scoring and providing opportunities for the strikers. Aces is a big team with a great squad and a fantastic coach and the set-up here is very professional," he told the club’s website.

Capped 25 times by Zambia, Mulenga will offer skill, trickery, goals and assists from an advanced left wing position.

Also boosting the team’s left hand side is Borman, who also joins the club as a free agent.

The 28-year-old Borman was born in Cape Town and started his career at Santos, before he move to the United States, where he played for Rhode Island Stingrays, New York Red Bulls, and Toronto FC before making the move to Pretoria after Gavin Hunt signed him for SuperSport.