Leopards defeat a wake up call – Ncikazi

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Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi believes the 2-1 defeat against Black Leopards on Tuesday was a much needed wake up call to remind players that they are not invincible.

‘Abafana Bes’thende’ suffered only their second defeat of the season at the hands of Lidoda Duvha at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

The KZN side were recently confirmed as the DStv Premiership Q-Innovation quarter two winners after collecting more points (16) than any team in the league, in their last seven matches prior to the Leopards match.

Ncikazi says they will certainly bounce back from the disappointment.

“At least it’s a wake up call that we are not invincible,” he said.

“We are not immortal and we can lose some matches. This should be a lesson going into the next match. Baroka are almost similar to Black Leopards, hard running team, playing for points so we have to be very economical and very discipline in the field of play which I don’t think we were today. Unlucky about (Nkosinathi) Sibisi bit we are going to come back,” added Ncikazi.

Arrows will host Baroka in their next league match on Wednesday 3 March.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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