Durban side now on second spot and on track with plans

Ncikazi praises boss lady Mato

Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows fouled by Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali of Tshakhuma FC during the DStv Premiership match between Tshakhuma FC and Golden Arrows at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on March 10, 2021 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows fouled by Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali of Tshakhuma FC during the DStv Premiership match between Tshakhuma FC and Golden Arrows at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on March 10, 2021 in Polokwane, South Africa.
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Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi dedicated the team's great run of results in the DStv Premiership to the owner Mato Madlala.

The Durban side's mission in Limpopo where they played against Black Leopards and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila returned successful results, after wins in Thohoyandou and Polokwane.

The victory in Polokwane, against TTM on Wednesday, saw Arrows jumped to the second spot on the Premiership table. Siboniso Conco and Knox Mutizwa scored for the visitors while Alfred Ndengane scored for TTM.

“We are grateful that we have collected six points in Limpopo and I must say that it was not easy. We are still within the objective of pre-season when we planned to get 10 points every five games. I would like to thank our chairlady (Mato Madlala) for giving us the support on travelling arrangements from Durban to Venda," Ncikazi said.

"It is a very difficult trip but she chartered a flight for the team. She has always been supportive of our venture. I hope the players will not lose focus ahead of our next game against Cape Town City. [Overall] we are delighted with the six points."

Arrows next fixture will be on March 20, hosting Cape Town City.

Meanwhile, TS Galaxy continue to do well since Owen da Gama took over as coach in January. On Wednesday the team registered an emphatic 3-1 victory over relegation-threatened Black Leopards at Mbombela Stadium.

Tebogo Makobela's own-goal and goals by Marks Munyai and Masilake Phohlongo helped the Mpumalanga side to clinch the three points. Themba Ndlovu grabbed the consolation goal for Leopards with 20 minutes remaining, but it was too little too late.

“We put a lot of pressure on them and it paid off. I am proud of the boys and the effort they put into winning this match. We have to remain humble and take it one step at a time," said a jubilant Da Gama.

AmaZulu moved to sixth place after defeating Chippa United 1-0 at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium.

Tapelo Nyongo scored the winning goal from the penalty spot five minutes into the second half.

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