Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.

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Golden Arrows
Full name Lamontville Golden Arrows
Football Club
Nickname(s) Abafana Bes'thende
(The Backheel Boys)
Founded 1943, bought Ntokozo FC franchise in 1996
Ground King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Mato Madlala
Coach Shaun Bartlett (interim)
League ABSA Premiership
2012–13 ABSA Premiership, 13th

Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C. are a South African football (soccer) club based in Durban that plays in the Premier Soccer League.


Originally founded in 1943 in the dusty streets of Lamontville, a township in Durban, the club played in the defunct National Professional Soccer League in the 1970s until they were relegated in 1976. They played in the Second Division thereafter until 1980 when they were embroiled in a soccer scandal and thrown out of the National Professional Soccer League.

The team was formed again in 1996 when the Madlala family bought the Second Division franchise of Ntokozo FC and changed its name to Lamontville Golden Arrows.

In 2000 they won promotion to the PSL by winning the National First Division Coastal Stream.

Arrows claimed their first piece of major silverware when they won the MTN 8 in 2009. They routed Ajax Cape Town 6–0 in the final played at Orlando Stadium.


  • 1999-00 – National First Division Coastal Stream Champions
  • 2009 – MTN 8 Champions

Club records[edit]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

  • Chairwoman: South Africa Mato Madlala
  • General manager: South Africa James Dlamini
  • Team manager: South Africa Nonceba Madlala
  • Coach: South Africa Shaun Bartlett
  • Assistant coaches: South Africa Bheka Phakathi
  • Goalkeeper coach: South Africa Arthur Bartman

2013-14 First team squad[edit]

As of 5 February 2014 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 South Africa DF Mzuvukile Tom
4 Zambia DF Joseph Musonda
5 South Africa MF Thanduyise Khuboni (Captain)
6 South Africa MF Emmanuel Mdunge
7 South Africa MF Nkanyiso Mlotshwa
9 South Africa FW Norman Smith
11 South Africa MF Dumisani Zwane
13 South Africa MF Lungelo Dube
15 South Africa MF Philani Shange
16 South Africa MF Nkanyiso Cele
17 South Africa MF Nhlanhla Zothwane
18 South Africa DF Siyanda Zwane
19 South Africa DF Nkanyiso Madonsela
20 South Africa DF Matome Mathiane
21 South Africa DF Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
22 South Africa MF Kgotso Polelo
25 South Africa DF Jabulani Nene
27 South Africa FW Bongi Ntuli
28 South Africa DF Thembela Sikhakhane
30 South Africa GK Damian van Rensburg
32 South Africa GK Nkosingiphile Gumede
33 South Africa GK Ricardo Goss
No. Position Player
35 South Africa MF Sibusiso Sibeko
36 South Africa MF Thabo Molefe
37 South Africa DF Mthokozisi Cele
39 South Africa DF Thulani Mabizela
40 South Africa DF Siyabonga Dube
41 South Africa MF Nduduzo Sibiya
42 South Africa MF Brendon Parusnath
43 South Africa MF Lucky Sithole
44 South Africa DF Brandon Parusnath
45 South Africa DF Siphamandla Zulu
46 South Africa DF Asiphi Nkonzo
47 South Africa MF Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
48 Namibia MF Rudolf Bester (on loan from Orlando Pirates)
49 England GK Ryan Harrison
50 South Africa MF Lebogang Mothibantwa
51 South Africa MF Manti Moholo (on loan from Orlando Pirates)
52 South Africa MF William Twala (on loan from Orlando Pirates)
53 Zambia FW Festus Mbewe (on loan from Nkana)
54 Ghana DF Seth Owusu
55 Namibia MF Deon Hotto Kavendji
56 Namibia DF Chris Katjiukua
57 South Africa GK Arthur Bartman


In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: Mille

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