ARROWS READY FOR PIRATES
Written by: Samkele Sokhela
Lamontville Golden arrows Coach, Clinton Larsen is promising an ‘all-out attack’ game approach against Orlando Pirates in their Telkom Knockout clash that is set to put the Orlando stadium ablaze on Sunday.
Even though Abafana Bes’thende have an unimpressive record against the Buccaneers, Coach Larsen is optimistic that his boys will deliver on the day, because in the cup knockout competitions you only get ‘one bite at the cherry’.
“The approach in any Cup game is to go all out. You can’t treat these games like league games, because in the league you get to worry about whether you are opening up. We have one bite at the cherry. We will try and get that early goal so that the opponents change their game plan,” said Larson.
He added that people should not underestimate them because they are no longer the same team that was hammered by Pirates, 3-1 two months ago.
“Results change all the time. History is something in the past, that is why it is called history. We don’t look back at past results. And like I said we are not the same team we were in August. I don’t think Pirates are looking at the last results, they will be foolish if they do so,” added Larson.
Arrows are underdogs going to this encounter and Striker Kudakwashe Mahachi who is set to run for a late fitness test, believes that being an underdog works on their favour, and said there are no unbeatable teams in football.
“We are going there to win. It’s been long since arrows won a cup. Our road to our first silverware this season starts now. And we know that they are one of the best clubs in South Africa and in the continent, but there are no teams that are unbeatable. They are favourites, so the pressure will be on them to deliver,” said the Zimbabwean striker.
Defender Lehlohonolo Nonyane is also set for a late fitness test and Forward Lerato Lamola is out for a few weeks with an ankle injury.