Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi ‘comfy’ to work with Mabhuti Khenyeza


Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi says he’s ‘comfy’ to work with Mabhuti Khenyeza as his assistant.

Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi says he’s ‘comfy’ to work with Mabhuti Khenyeza as his assistant.

Ncikazi and Khenyeza have been tasked with the daunting job of turning Abafana Bes’thende into one of many forces to be reckoned with within the DStv Premiership this season.

“I’m comfy working with him‚ I’ve labored with him as a participant and his historical past is huge‚” mentioned Ncikazi as he ready his fees for what guarantees to be an attention-grabbing league match-up towards Kaizer Chiefs on the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday.

“I believe he has performed for nearly all of the golf equipment within the PSL and I hope he doesn’t ‘kill’ me when he hears this. He’s very skilled‚ a legend of the sport and his presence will certainly assist our younger gamers and particularly our strikers. What has been missing at our membership is objectives and Mabhuti working very laborious behind the scenes to assist the strikers. He’s exhibiting them what ought to be achieved at what time.

“Perhaps it’s coincidence what occurred‚ whereas Steve was nonetheless right here Mabhuti was going to return and be part of the technical group. It simply occurred that when Steve is leaving‚ Mabhuti was arriving‚ so when he arrived it was not an appointment as a result of Steve was leaving. He was going to affix the group as an MDC coach and this imply we’re nonetheless going to search for a coach who’s going to teach MDC.”

Arrows have began the season with promise having with 5 factors from three matches coming from one win and two attracts and Ncikazi says it’s right down to the gamers preventing for one another. “I can’t pinpoint precisely what’s the motive for our good begin to the season however one factor I’ve seen is that gamers are working very laborious. They’re preventing for one another‚ they’re preventing for the badge and you’ll see they need to make issues occur. If there may be one who makes a mistake‚ I do know that it’s not a deliberate act.

“Everyone is early for coaching‚ when somebody is injured they need to come again and play and that’s the spirit within the group. I believe that is what’s working for us and we’re working for our luck since you want luck. Perhaps additionally the lengthy interval that I’ve been right here has helped me to grasp a few of the dynamics throughout the membership and in addition to respect the boys as a result of respect is necessary. I respect the gamers as a result of once they really feel revered they carry out.

“I would like this group to remain on the PSL‚ end within the high eight‚ do higher than we did earlier than and possibly win a cup or the league whether it is attainable. We’re a small membership however Leicester Metropolis did it in England not so way back and why not us. I additionally need to see gamers rising‚ there may be this half that gamers should develop and feed their households. That is an economic system within the nation and throughout the lockdown I used to be nervous that there are such a lot of people who find themselves going to lose their golf equipment‚ us included. “

Ncikazi additionally mentioned that defender Mthokozisi Dube will get his alternative.

“He’s adapting very effectively‚ he’s a really humble and laborious working human being and a kind of participant you’d need to have at Arrows. There are massive group gamers who will attempt at massive groups and you’ll see Mthokosizi was raised effectively and really quickly he’ll get his likelihood.”