Karabo Tshepe of Leopards controls the ball after beating Limbikani Mzava of Arrows.
“If it was not for the fact that Lady Luck was not on their side that evening, Black Leopards could have buried us alive,” said the head coach of Lamontville Golden Arrows, Mr Stephen Komphela.
The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership League match at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday evening.
Komphela said that he did not know what was wrong with the Leopards’ strikers, saying Arrows could have conceded at least two goals in the first half and double that number in the last stanza of the game. The former Bafana Bafana player said he was happy with the point they were taking back to Durban. He added that the draw was as good as victory to them because they were chasing the action for the better part of the game.
He revealed that they came to Thohoyandou knowing exactly that they were going to meet a brand-new Black Leopards team. He reiterated the fact that Lidoda Duvha’s performance had improved dramatically under the guidance of Mr Dylan Kerr, who joined the Thohoyandou outfit early last month.
Kerr said the 1-1 draw was not a true reflection of the game as his charges had been unstoppable on the day. He again stated that he had put everything at the back of his mind and that his focus was on their Nedbank Cup match against Orlando Pirates that will be staged at the Thohoyandou Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) evening.
Golden Arrows were the first to blow the trumpet. Lerato Lamola hooked in the ball after a scramble within the box in the 53rd minute. The home side squandered numerous obvious scoring chances before levelling matters through Mwape Musonda five minutes before the end of the regulation time.
Nduduzo Sibiya of Arrows was nominated Man of the Match.
Date:24 January 2019 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.