DURBAN – Lamontville Golden Arrows are still unbeaten away from home in league matches this season but they are also winless at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu where they play their home games.
Arrows coach Clinton Larsen wants his side to break their duck at home tomorrow when they face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership encounter at 7.30pm.
Abafana Bes’thende have collected four points in three league outings. They got the better of Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg and came back with a point when they drew 1-1 against Cape Town City at Cape Town Stadium.
Arrows were shot down 2-0 by Bloemfontein Celtic in their first league match at home.
“We have too many areas to improve in. One of them is to win at home. We are looking forward to face Polokwane City. We didn’t start well at home and we want to redeem ourselves against Polokwane,” Larsen said.
City are brimming with confidence going into their tussle with Abafana Bes’thende. They defeated their arch-rivals, Baroka FC 2-0 in the Limpopo derby.
They haven’t enjoyed the best of starts though. They succumbed to two defeats in their first two matches against Black Leopards and Mamelodi Sundowns. The victory in the derby will surely pump up Polokwane.
“We had 10 days to prepare for Polokwane. It was a welcome break after two weeks of many games. We played four 90 minutes games in a space of three weeks. It is still too early in a season for that. So, we gave our players two days off after our last game against Cape Town City. We had a full week to prepare for Polokwane,” he added.
Abafana Bes’thende were knocked out by Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-final in their other match this season.
“We are slowly improving. Our team is very well conditioned. I’m also happy about the way our young players have performed so far. They’ve done well in those matches that we’ve played this season,” Larsen explained.
The transfer window will close on Friday but Arrows are unlikely to be involved in any transfer activity.
“We are unlikely to sign any players before the window closes. We are happy with our squad. We have cover in almost every position.”@Minenhlecr7