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
1 Namibia GK Maximilian Mbaevu
2 South Africa DF Prince Mahlaba
3 Namibia MF Freedom Puriza
4 Namibia DF Chris Katjiukua
7 Namibia MF Deon Kavendji
8 South Africa MF Sphesihle Zwane
9 South Africa FW Bevan Kok
11 South Africa FW Siyabonga Nhlongothi
12 South Africa MF Alain Mixon
13 South Africa DF Thulani Mabizela
15 South Africa MF Brendon Parusnath
16 South Africa MF Brandon Parusnath
17 South Africa MF Nkanyiso Cele
18 South Africa DF Omar Hendricks
19 South Africa DF Mthokozisi Cele
20 South Africa DF Trevor Mathiane
21 South Africa DF Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
22 South Africa FW Sibusiso Sibeko
No. Position Player
25 South Africa MF Nduduzo Sibiya
27 South Africa MF Sekela Sithole
28 South Africa DF Thembela Sikhakhane
30 South Africa FW Sthembiso Mdletshe
31 South Africa GK Ricardo Goss
32 South Africa GK Nkosingiphile Gumede
33 South Africa GK Damian van Rensburg
35 South Africa MF Cebelihle Cele
36 South Africa FW Zukile Mkhize
37 South Africa FW Tebogo Masaole
38 South Africa DF Mashale Rantabane
39 South Africa FW Vusumuzi Vilakazi
40 South Africa FW Mabhuti Khenyeza
41 South Africa MF Andile Fikizolo
42 South Africa DF Thabang Rooi
43 South Africa MF Siphesihle Sangweni
44 South Africa FW Prince Nxumalo


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

External links[edit]