Mario and George Morfu

Football Club owners

Football runs in the veins of these two young
entrepreneurs. The brothers, who were born and
bred in Witbank, are the proud owners of Premier Soccer
League Mpumalanga Black Aces.
They bought the team in 2004 when it was
languishing in the lower rungs of the leagues and guided
it into the top fl ight league in 2008. The promotion came
against the backdrop of the acquisition of the franchise
of then-Division One team City Pillars.
The elder of the Morfu brothers, Mario (34), was a
gifted player in his younger days, playing professionally
for AEK in Cyprus in 1996 before returning home to don
the Witbank Black Aces strip between 1997 and 1999. He
was also picked for the national under-17 team. But, his
career was cut short by multiple injuries, including fi ve
knee surgeries.
His younger brother, George (31), played for Newtons
in the Cape in 2001 while studying at Stellenbosch
university. He was player/manager of the Stellenbosch
university Football club, known as Libertas, which
conquered all tertiary institutions in the country,
thumping Wits, Tuks, the university of Cape Town,
Rhodes and African champions the university of the
Western Cape.
The brothers take pride in being partners in all their
businesses and the fact that they "work as a team in
all we do�. They come from a close-knit family and
their father, Laki, is life president of the club. Having
just survived relegation, the brothers are determined
to bolster their team for the coming season �
Mpumalanga Black Aces, known among their followers
as Amazayoni, have cast their net abroad.
� Phathisani Moyo