DURBAN – Lamontville Golden Arrows tactician, Clinton Larsen is challenging his young guns to show more consistency.
Abafana Bes’thende assembled a squad of talented players such as Siboniso Conco (22), Nduduzo Sibiya (23), Sibusiso Sibeko (23), Thabo Molefe (23), Nkosinathi Sibisi (23), Nkosingiphile Gumede (24), Siphamandla Sabelo (20), Siyabonga Dube (23), Divine Lunga (23), Limbikani Mzava (25), Knox Mutizwa (23) and Siphelele Magubane (25).
Abafana Bes’thende have been blowing hot and cold this season. Larsen wants his troops to show more consistency so that they can fulfil their potential.
“The team is improving. We still have a bit of inconsistency especially with the young players especially Conco, Sibeko, Sibiya, Sabelo and all these young boys. We are looking for continuity in terms of their performances. But Rome wasn’t built in a day.
If a team like Mamelodi Sundowns can talk about building, who are we? We are still digging the foundation. We will keep working very hard and make sure we keep on motivating these boys.
"I think we’ve got talent to do well for longer periods. Right now we are seeing it in flashes but hopefully they will be able to perform more consistently," Larsen said.
Abafana Bes’thende need to refine their home form at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu. They have dropped more points at home than they have gained away from home.
“We are sitting on 12 points now and we have nine points to play for before the (Christmas) break. We will try and get as many as we can in those three games. We want to finish the year in a respectable position,” he added.
Arrows are 11th on the log after 12 games. They face Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu before the Christmas break.
“I don’t think we can say we are struggling. If we won against Baroka FC we would have been talking a different story. That’s how far the margins between failure and success are. We are a competitive team. There’s no team that has ran over us this season.
We're just lacking that final touch. It has been a story of our season. Defensive we have done well. We need to do more in terms of our final third approach, decision making and getting the ball into the back of the net," Larsen concluded.@Minenhlecr7
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