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Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C.

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

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
GroundChatsworth Stadium, Durban
ChairmanMato Madlala
CoachSteve Komphele
LeagueABSA Premiership



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.



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


  • 2009 – MTN 8 Champions

Pre-season tournaments

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

Club recordsEdit

Premier Soccer League recordEdit

  • 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 teamEdit

  • Chairwoman:   Mato Madlala
  • General manager:   James Dlamini
  • Team manager:   Nonceba Madlala
  • Coach:   Clinton Larsen
  • Assistant coaches:   Mandla Ncikazi
  • Goalkeeper coach:   Milton Nienov

First team squadEdit

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


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 coachesEdit

Shirt sponsor and kit manufacturerEdit

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: None

External linksEdit