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Premier Soccer League Golden Arrows 0-1 Bidvest Wits

Posted: 29 March 2014 Time: 20:07

Bidvest Wits heaped more misery on Golden Arrows as they beat the struggling outfit 1-0 at King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday night.

In-form striker Sthembiso Ngcobo got the goal with a commanding left-footed finish in the 13th minute to hand bottom-placed Arrows their fifth straight Premiership defeat.

The Clever Boys are third in the standings with 41 points - eight behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Abafana Bes'thende came close to taking the lead in the seventh minute when Siyanda Zwane picked out Christopher Katongo at the far post but the latter's point-blank header was diverted wide by Man of the Match Moeneeb Josephs.

The visitors hit back with interest when Asive Langwe released Ngcobo on the left side of the box, who then fired an unstoppable shot past the exposed Arthur Bartman.

Four minutes later Josephs pulled off a good save to keep his side in the lead, diving to his right to parry a long-range effort from Jabulani Nene.

Josephs denied Arrows again in the 25th minute, diving low to his left to block a freekick from Philani Shange, before Rudolf Bester fired wide from the rebound.

The hosts came close again in the 42nd minute when Shange found Bester just outside the box, but his low shot was pushed wide by Josephs.

Arrows applied pressure early in the second half but Katongo could only direct his header straight at Josephs after meeting a cross from Zwane in the 62nd minute.

Eight minutes later it was Ngcobo who almost grabbed his brace at the other end when he latched onto a long pass from Erwin Isaacs, only to see his shot deflected onto the crossbar by Bartman.

Both sides had half-chances late in the game but William Thwala fired a tame shot straight at Josephs in the 86th minute, while Isaacs shot just wide four minutes later.

Livefyre comments on this story...

insizwa_yomzulu
posted: 2014-03-29 20:57:39

Ngcobo ubuyile ne

Dzunga
posted: 2014-03-29 21:11:19

Damn Ngcobo mfanakithi uyababa ungupelepele!

Mdes da Super_Villain
posted: 2014-03-29 21:29:55

Aiy Baxter over lukd dis guy... He neva gave hm a chance, nw we left wit dat flop of a striker(nkatha) 

I_blog
posted: 2014-03-30 05:31:23

He has really done well for himself Ngcobo... i wouldn't say that he wasn't good enough for Chiefs or Coaches did not favour him... that's history, what counts now is him doing what he does best for a team and that's to score goals.

deleted_21083860_deleted_21083860_SisterP
posted: 2014-03-30 07:00:37

Its over for arrows

Thousandaire
posted: 2014-03-30 08:17:00

Arrows will be relegated after beating Chiefs. I am happy for Ngcobo. It shows favouritism and inability to use quality by some coaches

Solkezner
posted: 2014-03-30 11:21:23

Well said my Guy...

mag6
posted: 2014-03-30 11:54:37

We do not need to bit about the bush here. Ngcobo is better than Nkatha. Favouritsm at large in my team. Players will get frustrated if they do not get game time. This is their work. Their means to sustain their livelihoods. We as fans take them as robots most of the times. I also believe that Major was cheated at Chiefs. Nkatha is a cow period. We just celebrating that he is putting pressure at defenders by playing rough, when it comes to goals...he is bad at reading the game and he is killing our moves. As for Parker, I dont know what to say,the boy will park with 13 goals until the end of the season as I said. Musona is the only clever striker we have now.

mag6
posted: 2014-03-30 11:59:22

Desmond Mongwe Mdes  True bro, when given a chance, everyday mapholoba worked for the team...Zimplayerslikingcoach. Rusike is a cow who plays as if hez got rash...he is not chiefs player.


Workersday
posted: 2014-03-30 13:32:36

We should also understand that not every player is meant for every team. Some players perform well under the spotlight while others crumble. It's not like Mpholoba never played a game at Chiefs, he was there & he wasn't the talk of the town. That might not necessary be his fault, it could be that the coach didn't understand he's style of play or he wasn't coping well under such a pressure....something that they'll never confess to. I'm happy for the guy. He has a nerve of steel to leave a team like Chiefs & still do well at Wits. Some players wrote their careers of when they left Chiefs. Ngcobo is my hero! It's no secret that a lot players have been misunderstood by many coaches especially the European coaches that come to coach in SA. As for Mkatha we'll always have different views about him. I like him for his work rate. He unsettles the defenders something that is also needed. He gets them to keep shape. You want that from your opposition. Once your opposition defenders gets to move around a lot, they congest the midfield & the opposition dominates play. You need to have a hustling striker that will for them to keep shape. Ngcobo wasn't doing that & he wasn't scoring as many goals either......that my view.

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-03-30 15:49:33

how on earth do you let ngcobo go and remain with nkatha,my coach has got a Zimbabwean girl friend i am telling you.

ticoMP
posted: 2014-03-31 08:16:04

THE NEXT THING PIRATES WILL WANT HIM TO REPLACE MAJORO

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