Absa Premiership

Larsen addition excites Arrows

2015-12-07 07:47
Clinton Larsen walked out of his coaching job PHOTO: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Cape Town - Clinton Larsen has taken over the helm at Lamontville Golden Arrows, which was confirmed by the club.

"Lamontville Golden Arrows would like to announce that Clinton Larsen has been appointed as the new Head Coach at the club," read the statement released by the club.

The KwaZulu-Natal club said it was delighted by the appointment of its new coach, because Larsen had such an extensive history in South African football, as a player and a coach.

His recent stints at Bloemfontein Celtic have been particularly impressive, given that he was called upon to provide much needed stability, in the face of considerable adversity. Some say he has not been given enough credit for that.

"Larsen did well at Celtic at the beginning of the season, laying a solid foundation for their 2015/2016 PSL campaign.

"Clinton has achieved a number of goals while at the respective clubs including winning the Telkom Knockout with Bloemfontein Celtic in 2012, achieving a Top 5 finish in the PSL for the club in the same season, a first ever for Bloemfontein Celtic and was nominated as Coach of the Year while at Celtic."

Joining Larsen as Assistant coach will be Mandla Ncikazi. Well known in the football fraternity, Ncikazi has served under Manqoba Mngqithi at Lamontville Golden Arrows when the team qualified in the top 8 and then won the MTN 8 in 2008, Duncan Lechesa at Polokwane City and was also understudy to Steve Komphela at Free State Stars and Maritzburg United.

He was appointed Head Coach at Maritzburg United shortly after Komphela left the club. He has served terms with Banyana Banyana as assistant as well as a brief stint as head coach of Nathi Lions.

"While previously with Golden Arrows, Mandla's role included Head of Development at the club, and helped set up the structure that has seen many successful young international players come out if it stables, including Ricardo Goss, Sibusiso Sibeko, Siyabonga Dube, Bonginkosi Ntuli and Andile Fikizolo to name a few.

"We welcome both coaches to the team and wish them well during their stay with us," concluded the statement.

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