Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.

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Golden Arrows
Lamontville Golden Arrows logo.svg
Full nameLamontville Golden Arrows
Football Club
Nickname(s)Abafana Bes'thende
(The Backheel Boys)
Founded1943; 76 years ago (1943), bought Ntokozo FC franchise in 1996
GroundSugar Ray Xulu Stadium, Durban
Capacity6,500
ChairmanMato Madlala
CoachSouth Africa Steve Komphela
LeagueABSA Premiership
2017/188th

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

History[edit]

It was founded in 1943 in the 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.

Honours[edit]

League

  • 1999-00 – National First Division Coastal Stream Champions (2nd tier)
  • 2014–15 - National First Division (2nd tier)

Cups

  • 2009 – MTN 8 Champions

Pre-season tournaments

  • 2011 – KZN Premier's Cup
Old version of logo

Club records[edit]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

  • 2015/2016 – 9th
  • 2013/2013 – 16th (relegated to National First Division)
  • 2012/2013 – 13th
  • 2011/2012 – 13th
  • 2010/2011 – 11th
  • 2009/2010 – 12th
  • 2008/2009 – 5th
  • 2007/2008 – 9th
  • 2006/2007 – 12th
  • 2005/2006 – 6th
  • 2004/2005 – 9th
  • 2003/2004 – 9th
  • 2002/2003 – 5th
  • 2001/2002 – 13th
  • 2000/2001 – 9th

Club officials and technical team[edit]

  • Chairwoman: South Africa Mato Madlala
  • Team manager: South Africa Nonceba Madlala
  • Coach: South Africa Steve Komphela [1]
  • Assistant coaches: South Africa Mandla Ncikazi
  • Goalkeeper coach: Tunisia Majdi Mnsaira [2]
  • Physical trainer: Brazil Pedro Picarro [3]
  • Physio: South Africa Gareth Crankshaw [4]

First team squad[edit]

As of 28 January 2019

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 Mbaeva
2 South Africa DF Zolani Nkombelo
3 South Africa DF Mzwandile Buthelezi
4 South Africa MF Danny Venter
5 Malawi DF Limbikani Mzava
6 South Africa MF Jabulani Shongwe
7 South Africa FW Andile Fikizolo
8 South Africa MF Nkanyiso Cele
9 Zimbabwe FW Thomas Chideu
11 Zimbabwe FW Kudakwashe Mahachi
12 South Africa MF Vuyani Ntanga
13 South Africa FW Thabiso Mgwaba
14 South Africa DF Siyabonga Dube
15 South Africa MF Kaleb Parusnath
16 South Africa MF Seth Parusnath
17 South Africa DF Wayde Jooste
18 South Africa DF Lehlohonolo Nonyane
19 Zimbabwe FW Knox Mutizwa
No. Position Player
20 South Africa DF Trevor Mathiane (Captain)
21 South Africa DF Nkanyiso Mngwengwe
22 South Africa FW Sibusiso Sibeko
23 South Africa MF Lungelo Dube
24 South Africa MF Thabo Molefe
25 South Africa MF Nduduzo Sibiya
26 Zimbabwe MF Danny Phiri
27 South Africa MF Siphelele Magubane
28 South Africa DF Musa Bilankulu
29 South Africa DF Nkosinathi Sibisi
31 South Africa MF Thabani Zuke
32 South Africa GK Nkosingiphile Gumede
33 South Africa GK Sherwyn Naicker
35 South Africa MF Sandile Zuke
36 South Africa MF Yusuf Jappie
37 South Africa MF Velemseni Ndwandwe
38 South Africa DF Siyanda Dlamini
41 South Africa FW Lerato Lamola

Foreigners[edit]

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.


permanent residency

Notable former coaches[edit]

Shirt sponsor and kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: None

References[edit]

External links[edit]