Letsoaka: I’ll bring back the Kasi style

2015-06-25 11:31
Serame Letsoaka (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Lamontville Golden Arrows coach, Serame Letsoaka, has promised to do his best to adhere to the traditions of the club and bring back the flare.

Letsoaka was brought in to replace Shaun Bartlett in a move that has received criticism from all sections of the South African football fraternity.

It has been suggested that Bartlett was axed due to his preferred playing style in which he prioritised a sturdy defence over free-flowing forward play.

Letsoaka insisted that he took the Arrows job because of their history of playing ‘carpet football’ and he hopes to return the KZN-based side to their roots.

“When the opportunity was presented to me I weighed up my options and I looked at the philosophy of the team from way back, at the reason why they are called what they are called, Abafana Bes’thende (The Backheel Boys),” he told Sport24.

“One of the main reasons why I decided to join was that they played a brand of football based on the philosophy of a lot of combination play, and with me being a student of that I felt that I would be compatible with Golden Arrows.

“For you to be effective you have to get the right players to play your style of football.

“I am currently assessing what we have in the team, in the next week or two I will know exactly what we need,” Letsoaka concluded. 

In a chat with Sport24 last week Shaun Bartlett warned Arrows that they will again face relegation if they try to play attacking football in the PSL. 

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