The PSL have released the list of players registered by the respective clubs for the 2013/14 Absa Premiership season, so far.
Golden Arrows signed quite a number of players during the transfer window, although most of them were unknown youngsters from the lower divisions.
Manqoba Mngqithi seems intent on bringing back Abafana Bes’thende’s culture of recruiting raw talent and throwing them into the deepend, while looking to remain competitive.
It is probably upfront where they look the strongest, after signing Welcome Qalanto from Chippa United and Peter Wadabwa from Thanda Royal Zulu. The Durban side has not had the best of starts to the 2013/14 campaign but will be looking to do better so as to avoid a repeat of last season where they stared relegation in the face.
Soccer-Laduma takes a look at Golden Arrows’ 2013/14 season squad:
Players in: Rudolf Bester, Vuyisile Ntombayithethi, Emmanuel Mdunge, Litha Ngxabi, Nzuzo Luthuli, Siphelele Hleleni, Sakhile Kubheka, Lindokuhle Holideyi, Peter Wadabwa, Asiphi Nkonzo, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, Kgotso Polelo, Welcome Qalanto, Dumisani Zwane, Nkanyiso Cele, Lucky Sithole, Mthokozisi Cele, Damian van Rensburg, Lungelo Dube, Matome Mathiane, Nduduzo Sibiya, Sibusiso Sibeko, Sphamandla Zulu and Thabo Molefe.
Players out: Ritus Krjauklis, Pavels Steinbors, Mxolisi Macuphu, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Nkosinathi Ogle, Musa Bilankulu, Sibusiso Hadebe, Tshepo Liphoko, Ntlantla Zothwane, Ndabenhle Mthembu, Stanton Lewis and Thamsanqa Gabuza.
The full squad as per the PSL registration, released by the league:
Goalkeepers: Nkosingiphile Gumede, Siya Mngoma, Ricardo Goss, Damian van Rensburg
Defenders: Siyanda Zwane, Mzivukile Tom, Joseph Musonda, Vuyisile Ntombayithethi, Gift Sithole, Asiphi Nkonzo, Nkanyiso Mngwengwe, Thembela Sikhakhane, Matome Mathiane, Nkanyiso Madonsela, Lungelo Dube, Sphamandla Zulu, Mthokozisi Cele
Midfielders: Thanduyise Khuboni, Emmanuel Dunge, Litha Ngxabi, Jabulani Nene, Philani Shange, Nkanyiso Mlotshwa, Siphelele Hleleni, Nkanyiso Cele, Dumisani Zwane, Kgotso Polelo, Lindokuhle Holideyi, Masonwabe Bovu, Sakhile Kubheka, Nzuzo Luthuli, Thabo Molefe, Brandon Parusnath, Sibusiso Sibeko, Nduduzo Sibiya, Lucky Sithole
Strikers: Norman Smith, Welcome Qalanto, Peter Wadabwa, Bonginkosi Ntuli, Lucky Nguzana, Sakhile Kubheka, Rudolf Bester, Brendon Parusnath
Total = 44
Captain: Thanduyise Khuboni
Head coach: Manqoba Mngqithi
Assistant coaches: Shaun Bartlett & Bheka Phakathi