ARROWS VOW TO TURN THE TABLES IN THE NFD
By: Sihle Ndebele
Lamontville Golden Arrows have promised their fans a quick return to the Premier Soccer League.
Few weeks after Abafana Besithende have failed to keep their PSL status, they have told their fans that they will come back in no time.
Arrows Public Relations Officer, Vusimuzi Vilakazi told JournalismIziko Sport that it will not going to be an easy task but they will come back and make their fans happy.
“We were very disappointed to get relegated but we tried our best. Next season we will be competing in the National First Division and that was not our goal but now we must stand up and face the challenge. We promise our fans that we will return to the PSL,” said Vilakazi.
Vilakazi said that the club is likely to keep Shaun Bartlett as their coach.
“The coach and the management will have a meeting and discuss the future plans of the team that includes the future of the coach himself. Everything will be taken from that meeting but for now Shaun is our coach,” said Vilakazi.
Many PSL team are rumoured to be after some Arrows players such as Bonginkosi Ntuli and Thanduyise Khuboni. Vilakazi said that the club will not stand on players’ way should good offers come through.
“We would like to keep our players to help us comeback but we will not stand on their way should good offers come,” said Vilakazi.
Abafana Besithende looked like they had avoided the relegation when they beat Supersport United by a solitary goal to nil but their woes continued.
The 2009 MTN 8 champions bowed out of the top flight after 14 years playing in the league.
In their last game of the season they lost 2-0 to Orlando Pirates but even a win would not have saved them. Arrows finished on the 16th spot with 21 points after 30 games.