Arrows boss backs coach Harrison

2014-01-04 00:00

STRUGGLING Golden Arrows are bottom of the PSL, but the club’s owner and chairperson Mato Madlala yesterday gave under-fire coach Mark Harrison a vote of confidence, saying that she backed the Englishman to turn their fortunes around and guide the team away from relegation.

Harrison joined Arrows last October following the sacking of former coach Manqoba Mngqithi, but results have not improved in his nine league matches since taking over.

Arrows have lost seven of those clashes while winning just two, and Harrison has been quick to suggest that he needs recruits in the January transfer window if Arrows are to improve their log position.

“We still support the manager,” Madlala told Weekend Witness yesterday.

Arrows have already completed the signing of Ghanaian defender Seth Owusu, and they are reported to be interested in bringing back Orlando Pirates striker Thamsanqa Gabuza on a loan deal.

But Madlala refused to comment on any pending signings until the transfer window is over or the deals that have been completed.

“We are talking to a number of players at the moment, as the coach has said we would do,” she said. “But until we have pen to paper we will not be discussing any of them.”

The one shining light for Arrows this season has been the form of burly striker Bonginkosi Ntuli, who has scored just two goals in the campaign but looked menacing since returning from injury at the beginning of October.

And his good form has not gone unnoticed as both Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns have been linked to his signature.

Arrows still have a month to get their act together before they kick off the second half of their season with a trip to Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus on February 5.

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