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Golden Arrows head for heroes' welcome

By Canaan Mdletshe | Oct 29, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

WINNERS of the MTN8 Cup - Lamontville Golden Arrows - will receive a heroes' welcome when the team touches down in Durban on Sunday.

A massive victory celebration has been planned for the team to rejoice in the end of the long trophy drought in KwaZulu-Natal.

ANC eThekwini regional chairperson John Mchunu described Arrows' performance as having restored the pride of football in the province.

"The ANC hopes that this victory will inspire upcoming young footballers to play for their own team instead of opting to ply their trade at teams in other provinces", he said.

"Arrows victory also sends a strong message to Safa and the public that our local coaches are indeed capable of managing soccer, be it at a national or even international level.

"We call on the people of KwaZulu-Natal to come in their numbers to welcome the team at Durban Airport from 11am."

The heroes' welcome will be followed by a massive motorcade from the airport to Umlazi where the ANC will celebrate with the team at KwaMax Lifestyle in Umlazi.

The motorcade will then proceed to Lamontville for more celebrations.

There will also be a victory parade of Arrows players that will take place on the streets of Durban and end at the Durban City Hall.

Later in the evening Premier Zweli Mkhize and eThekwini mayor Obed Mlaba will host the team at the City Hall to formally congratulate them on their excellent performance.


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