Golden Arrows industrious midfielder Brandon Parusnath has enjoyed much game time this season under the tutelage of Mandla Ncikazi and his game has improved tremendously.
The midfielder told FARPost that Ncikazi understands him better, since he has worked with him for the longest time in his football career.
“I think the fact that coach Mandla knows me as a player and a person because he has been with me throughout my life and football journey, so he has just instilled confidence and given me an opportunity to express myself in more ways than previously.
“He is like a father more than anything, that’s why everybody has to up their game and levels of performance,” said Parusnath.
The 26-year-old has described Arrows as a family and that is one of the reasons they have been doing well this season. He also believes that they stand a chance to challenge current log leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns.
“To be honest with you, we are a fearless team and we are very family-oriented at Arrows and we don’t fear anybody. We’ve got a good young and energetic team, like I said we don’t fear anybody at this moment.
“We know our strength and we know what we can do on our best day and to be honest when the time comes to prepare for (Mamelodi) Sundowns we’ll have normal preparations like any other team. Obviously the second leg will be little bit more (tough) because of the fact that it’s so close at the top of the table,” added Parusnath.
With the gap of eight points between them and Sundowns, the Durban-born player believes they stand a chance since they still need to play against the log leaders.
“It’s so close at the top of the table despite them (Sundowns) having a small lead over us but I’m sure getting to the Sundowns game we’ll prepare to fight and get three points,” concluded Parusnath.
Arrows will meet Sundowns on April 28.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter