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; 79 years ago (1943), bought Ntokozo FC franchise in 1996
GroundSugar Ray Xulu Stadium, Durban
Capacity6,500
ChairmanMato Madlala
CoachLesotho Lehlohonolo Seema
LeagueDStv Premiership
2020–214th

HistoryEdit

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 2009 MTN 8, routing Ajax Cape Town 6–0 in the final played at Orlando Stadium.

HonoursEdit

League

  • 1999–2000 – 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 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
  • Team manager:   Nonceba Madlala
  • Coach:   Mandla Ncikazi[1]
  • Assistant coaches:   Mabhuti Khenyeza
  • Goalkeeper coach:   Majdi Mnsaira [2]
  • Physical trainer:   Pedro Picarro [3]
  • Physio:   Gareth Crankshaw [4]

First team squadEdit

As of 12 November, 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NAM Maximilian Mbaeva
7 MF   RSA Lindokuhle Mtshali
8 MF   RSA Siphamandla Sabelo
11 FW   RSA Nduduzo Sibiya
12 MF   RSA Velemseni Ndwandwe
13 MF   RSA Pule Mmodi
14 DF   RSA Siyabonga Dube
15 DF   RSA Thabani Zuke
16 GK   RSA Siyabonga Mbatha
17 FW   RSA Siboniso Conco
18 FW   ZIM Knox Mutizwa
19 FW   RSA Saziso Magawana
20 DF   RSA Matome Mathiane (Captain)
22 MF   RSA Simo Mbhele
23 MF   RSA Lungelo Dube
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF   RSA Nqobeko Dlamini
25 MF   RSA Bongumusa Nkosi
26 MF   RSA Thubelihle Magubane
27 DF   RSA Ntsikelelo Nxadi
28 DF   RSA Mthokozisi Dube
29 DF   RSA Nkosinathi Sibisi
30 DF   RSA Sbonelo Cele
32 GK   RSA Nkosingiphile Gumede
33 FW   RSA Michael Gumede
34 FW   RSA Andile Fikizolo
35 MF   RSA Themba Mantshiyane
36 GK   RSA Sifiso Mlungwana
37 DF   RSA Siyavuya Ndlovu
44 MF   RSA Boikanyo Komane

ForeignersEdit

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

  Steve Komphele(27 Dec 2018 )

Shirt sponsor and kit manufacturerEdit

  • Shirt sponsor: None
  • Kit manufacturer: None

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TECHNICAL STAFF | 1ST Team".
  2. ^ "TECHNICAL STAFF | 1ST Team".
  3. ^ "TECHNICAL STAFF | 1ST Team".
  4. ^ "TECHNICAL STAFF | 1ST Team".

External linksEdit