Champs Arrows losing plot
Coach admits they are under pressure this term
MultiChoice Diski Challenge (MDC) reigning champions Lamontville Golden Arrows have only won one of their six matches this season, with three defeats and two draws.
By the look of things, it’s a daunting task for Abafana Bes’thende to retain their Diski title.
Arrows have only managed two goals, which indicates their bluntness in front of goal. They are 11th in the standings.
For their poor campaign, coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi reckons the MDC was now more competitive than the previous seasons, saying more teams are prioritising winning the title than developing players which was the case before.
“For us, winning the MDC has never been our primary aim. We have won it twice [in 2015 and the last edition]. But we had always pushed the agenda of developing players for the first team. Many teams have changed their mindset. All of a sudden they want to win the title,” Vilakazi said.
Teams who have not won the reserve league before like leaders Cape Town City and fifth-placed AmaZulu have been impressing this season. Vilakazi feels playing under no pressure is the reason behind their provincial foes, Usuthu’s impressive form.
“I think the reason Usuthu are doing well is that they do not have pressure like us. We are under a lot of pressure, as defending champions people expect miracles from us,” said Vilakazi.
The Citizens are on 15 points, two ahead of secondplaced Bloemfontein Celtic. AmaZulu have amassed 11 points.
Vusumuzi Vilakazi and Arrows are struggling.