Thanduyise Khoboni says Arrows will bounce back after being relegated
Posted: 7 May 2014 Time: 20:36
Golden Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni is in disbelief after the club was relegated when they lost 1-0 to neighbours AmaZulu on Tuesday evening.
Khuboni, who is Arrows’ top goal scorer with eight penalties this season, suggested that a lack of finesse and cohesiveness, as well as a late wake-up was the reason why they are now relegated to the National First Division.
“I’m disappointed to tell you, but I think as players we woke up late and you see the impact it has had on us,” said the midfielder.
“Its difficult trying to believe we have gone down, but we will bounced back stronger and I do believe with the players we have, we will be much stronger.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, and one that you have to look at and take with a pinch of salt. We can't change the past now but we can change the future, and in future we are going to make sure that we come back [to the PSL],” he added.
The former Bafana Bafana midfielder also took the opportunity to thank the fans of Golden Arrows for their support in these trying times.
"I'm sorry for those fans who have come in large numbers to support us. Every time we went out there on the field, we gave 100% and made sure that we competed to make it difficult for our opponents. Our intention was not to see the club go down and I know we have let them (the fans) down,” concluded captain Khuboni.
After the referee blew the final whistle on Tuesday evening, players such as Siyanda Zwane and Nkanyiso Ngwengwe appeared to be crying by covering their face on the turf in light of their emotions.
Arrows only major accomplishment in 14 seasons of top flight football came when they lifted the MTN 8 trophy, after annihilating Ajax Cape Town 6-0 in the final at Orlando Stadium, in 2009.