Cape Town - Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen says he won't allow
reported interest in Nduduzo Sibiya to distract the young midfield prospect.
Sibiya has grabbed a number of goals and assists in the last
couple of months, with an outstanding solo goal knocking Mamelodi Sundowns out
of the Nedbank Cup recently shooting him to prominence.
Sundowns have been mentioned as being interested in signing
the youngster, although there has been no official approach.
Larsen, however, says he's confident that the 21-year-old
Sibiya and some of Abafana bes'Thende's other young talents are tied down at
the club and won't easily be poached away.
"All our young players have contracts and, as a club,
we've got nothing to worry about. Our chairlady [Mato Madlala] will decide
where and when [the players are] ready to be moved on.
"But at this stage there's has been no discussions and
nobody has approached the club, so I think he's focussed," Larsen told the
The Arrows mentor says it's important not to allow his
budding young stars to be distracted by media speculation.
"We often counsel our players about these type of
things and sometimes things are put in the media to derail players' confidence
or get them do things they don't usually do," he explained.
"He [Sibiya] knows full and well about it and he's been
focusing at training; he's looking good and we are looking forward to seeing
him play on Friday."
Arrows are in action on Friday night when they host Sundowns
in a league encounter in Durban.