Desperate Abafana Besithende hope for Katongo magic against Aces

2014-03-12 00:00

DESPERATE Golden Arrows were yesterday praying that the paper work for experienced striker Christopher Katongo was sorted as they host Mpumalanga Black Aces at King Zwelithini Stadium tonight.

Katongo, who led Zambia to a 2012 African Nations Cup triumph, arrived in Durban quietly last week and after impressing joint-caretaker coaches Shaun Bartlett and Bheka Phakathi, has been offered a four-month contract.

Arrows spokesperson Vusimuzi Vilakazi confirmed that Katongo, who burst into spotlight while with Jomo Cosmos, would turn out for the Lamontville side.

Bottom-placed Arrows have been finding hard to get goals and they hope the stocky Katongo still has scoring magic in his legs.

He arrives at Abafana Besithende with a good record. After finishing as the PSL’s top goalscorer with 15 strikes in 2006, he transferred to Danish side Brondby.

He has since zig-zagged overseas teams, and his imminent arrival would bring to five the number of foreigners on Arrows’ books this season.

Others who joined in the January transfer window are defender Chris Katjiukua, winger Dennis Hotto from Namibia, central defender Seth Owusu from Ghana and Zambian striker Festus Mbewe.

Arrows go into the Aces match under pressure as they have lost their last two games against Tuks and Free State Stars.

They last tasted victory on February 8, scoring a hard-fought 3-2 win over Polokwane City at King Zwelithini.

They have collected 13 points from 19 matches with 10 of those points gained at home.

Aces head coach Clive Barker will fancy his chances of milking off more points from their hosts, as they did in the first round.

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