Absa Premiership

Arrows are ambitious - Bartlett

2015-05-04 10:37
Shaun Bartlett (Supplied)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Shaun Bartlett heaped praise on his players, stating nothing less than automatic promotion was what they envisioned at the start of the season.

Read: d'Avray sacked by Chippa - reports

Abafana Besthende secured promotion back to the Premiership on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Cape Town All Stars, sealing a return to South Africa's top division at the first time of asking.

The point meant Arrows accumulated an unassailable lead of 57 points in 29 National First Division fixtures.

Arrows left the other league challengers in their wake as they peeled away to top-flight qualification with a game to spare.

"It was a difficult season for us because we are a young team, but we are ambitious still," said Bartlett, according to SuperSport.

"The players showed again their hunger to win. We didn't win but we got the point we needed for promotion.

"Credit has got to go to the boys. They made my job a lot easier. Carrying out instructions can be difficult but once they do we can always be successful.

"Automatic promotion was our plan from the beginning of the season. We said to the players and that's what we fought for from the beginning.

"Every time we had a hiccup we came together and restored the self-belief and confidence. 

"This is a continuation of what we started and the foundation that we put in place.

"Time and time again the players have surprised me. They have showed resilience and have been relentlessly fighting for each other. I am just proud of the boys."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.