Kudakwashe Mahachi was the hero for Golden Arrows against SuperSport United on Sunday. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Lamontville Golden Arrows ended their 11-match winless run in all competitions on Sunday when they defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu.

The man who scored the winner when Arrows won their last match in September 22 against Platinum Stars, Kudakwashe Mahachi, was again the hero for Abafana Bes’thende.

He netted the winner in the 82nd minute after Reyaad Pieterse parried the shot from Danny Venter.

Both sides went into the match with an identical objective to end their winless run. 

Arrows were without a victory in four months, across 11 matches in all competitions.

SuperSport are going through a barren run in the league. They haven’t won in two months, with their last win coming against Ajax Cape Town on November 29. 

Matsatsantsa A Pitori are now winless in their last seven matches.

Both teams didn’t have create clear-cut opportunities in the first 20 minutes of the match.

Half-chances fell to the likes of Danny Venter, Thabo Mnyamane and Knox Mutizwa.

The weather conditions also contributed to the lack of goal-scoring chances as the temperature was 30 degrees.

Arrows handed a debut to Sandile Zuke, who signed from Chippa United last week

On the other hand, SuperSport welcomed veteran defender Morgan Gould. He missed their last match against Bidvest Wits due to suspension.

Pieterse nearly gifted Arrows an opener after 29 minutes when he took his time on the ball and Mahachi pressed him, but the ball went wide.

There was no Jeremy Brockie for SuperSport United, as he is set to be announced as a Mamelodi Sundowns player on Monday.

United coach Eric Tinker opted to start with Kingston Nkatha upfront.

Mnyamane fluffed a good chance to put his side in the lead after 65 minutes, when he received a quality cross from Aubrey Modiba, but blazed his shot off target.

SuperSport have themselves to blame because they did create chances in the second half, but wasted them.  


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