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Mngqithi quits after cup upset

By Mark Gleeson | 2013-10-07 06:40:40.0 | COMMENTS [ 23 ]

MANQOBA Mngqithi bizarrely quit as Lamontville Golden Arrows coach just hours after a surprise cup win at highly fancied BidVest Wits, claiming it was for the good of the club.

The announcement of his resignation came just over 12 hours after Arrows had twice come from behind to pull off an upset 3-2 win away against Wits in the first round of the Telkom Knockout.

A club statement quoted the 42-year-old Mngqithi as saying: "When results are not forthcoming it becomes a situation which one needs to be realistic about it, and make decisions which are for the good of the entire club.

"Sometimes a change can have a positive effect and change the fortunes of a club. This is a club which has great potential and I believe it is only a question of time before things improve"

The win over Wits was only the second of the season for Arrows. Their other success came in the league at new boys Polokwane City on September 15. They have lost four of their six league games and, with just four points, sit just above the relegation zone.

But on Friday night, Mngqithi suggested his side were finally beginning to find form in front of goal, only to drop a bombshell the next day.


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I like this coach. He is so used to being fired that he even fires himself before the employer even talk to him.

2013-10-07 07:29:49.0 | 0 replies

Brilliant Manqoba Mngqithi is a joke...and he knows it hence he decided to jump ship.I for one dont buy 'interference/instruction' nonsense the men knew that he aint capable of steering the ship at Arrows.Actually he has turned Arrows into an ordinary team with no hopes of doing well in the league but to maintain its top flight status.Remember the Arrows of Khabo Zondo era?Remember the Arrows that was surely and truly Abafana Besithende?He has come and go at Arrows for several times and I wish ho goes for good this time around.....

2013-10-07 10:27:45.0 | 0 replies

Good move coach. Arrows have never been the same since they made you resign the very first time. You produced players like Kagiso Dikgacoi, Khuboni, Sangweni..

I understand why you didnt find foot on your return to Arrows as things were upside down. Good luck on your next club.

2013-10-07 10:30:01.0 | 0 replies

KAK, Just say you want a salary increase, its must be a KAK feeling to be called MANQOBA with no convincing victories forthcoming.

2013-10-07 11:44:14.0 | 0 replies

He cant cope with the owner Manto who gives his players to her boyfriend Irvin K.

2013-10-07 12:00:37.0 | 0 replies

Maqhoba resigned on his OWN...

Larsen resigned on his OWN

then I see someone jumping the Ship Weds'day Morning ....

2013-10-07 12:35:49.0 | 0 replies

That thing on your forehead is driving you MAD Mahluleka Mnqithi.

2013-10-07 13:21:00.0 | 0 replies

That thing on your forehead is driving you MAD Mahluleka Mnqithi.
kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! kwakwakwakwakwakwa..mahluleka

2013-10-07 13:33:32.0 | 0 replies

I was wondering why he did not even celebrate a goal, he had already made up his mind.

2013-10-07 14:16:53.0 | 0 replies

If I was owning a team in PSL, I was not going to hire this guy. His tendency is destructive.

2013-10-07 14:28:51.0 | 0 replies

How many times has this guy coached Golden Arrows now?

2013-10-07 10:24:05.0 | 0 replies