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