Ncikazi ‘grateful’ for Arrows’ progress in the PSL

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Mandla Ncikazi has praised Lamontville Golden Arrows for a professional performance against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in a DStv Premiership tier at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

Abafana Bes’thende strolled past TTM 2-1 to climb up the log standings.

Ncikazi commended the attitude and respect shown by his players to the match and their opponents under difficult weather conditions. The club has been in Limpopo for the past few days as they first played with Black Leopards this past Sunday at the Thohoyandou Stadium.

“We are just grateful as a team to get six points in Limpopo. It was not easy but one is just happy that the players could take the load and run in the bad weather conditions that were in Venda and Polokwane. we are still within the objectives that we had planned during the pre-season of getting 10 points in a group of five though is lesser but we are still gracious,” Ncikazi told the media.

“I must also point out that we want to thank our chairlady for giving us the support of travelling arrangements. Travelling from Durban to Venda is a very difficult trip but she hired charted flight for the team. I’m sure the results we got in Venda was based on the travelling arrangements.”

Arrows currently sit second on the league table with 35 points after 19 games, just one point behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

The club aims to continue with its positive momentum as they want to progress and shine in the South African football top-flight.

The KZN-based outfit returns to the league action on March 20th against Cape Town City at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

“Going forward I just wish we can manage the little success, and we shouldn’t do what happened previously when we won the Q2, then the next match against Leopards the mentality was not right,” he adds.

“Next match against Cape Town City we want to keep the same mentality and give it our all. The players have been marvellous but I want them to keep the focus that has made what they are now.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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