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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.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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posted: 2014-05-07 18:52:40

i will be playing in either chiefs ,pirates , downs or ssu next season.

the clever idiot
posted: 2014-05-07 18:58:31

Unenyani ngathi ulandela iANC, ucalula ngathi ulandela i DA, unodlame ngathi ulandela iIFP , uqaqadeke ngati ulandela i EFF, ulost ngathi ulandela iCOPE, uthanda ukhalaza ngathi ulandela iUDM. Uthanda abantu ngathi ungowe ANC, umhle ngathi ngoweANC, uprogressive ngati ngowe ANC.

the clever idiot
posted: 2014-05-07 19:22:57


We don't need a favour, we don't throw in the towel. There might be a twist at last minute. If Sundowns wins I will be the first to congratulate them

Ace of London
posted: 2014-05-07 19:45:09

Arrows will never come back ask Jomo,Santos,Vasco and Thanda ne Black leopards

posted: 2014-05-07 19:48:39

Hai khuboni your team let go of mngqithi to sundowns and guess what he contributed to chloorkop getting a psl title.rumours were spreading when he left that you were the main reason he did because you call the shots in that dressing room.who has the last laugh now?I don't see any in your face.

posted: 2014-05-07 19:55:47

I think Golden Arrows made a blunder in d early season by fielding an all out under 19 team in most of their games... that killed them n to survive a psl season a team needs to maintain a top 8 in d first 15 games otherwise it's baaaad!

posted: 2014-05-08 04:53:34

So, we'll be watching you guys from the dusty grounds, while we having a beer and sitting on top of a beer crate.

posted: 2014-05-08 05:13:57

Unlucky boi

posted: 2014-05-08 05:15:16

This is a player who wcan fill jali's gap in SA

posted: 2014-05-08 05:16:13

Unluck boi

King Ndoro Maphanga The Bones
posted: 2014-05-08 05:47:53



Pirates doesn't need this nyawana donkey.....he is not any of the big three material

Uncle Madevu
posted: 2014-05-08 06:13:03

bye bye

posted: 2014-05-08 06:57:03

Bye bye enjoy NFD boy.

posted: 2014-05-08 06:57:48

Pirates needs to buy this boy.

posted: 2014-05-08 09:28:45

You denied not knowing your future is hanging by thread.

posted: 2014-05-08 09:47:37

Skhusta  Khubone to do defensive midfield and Manyisa pushing a bit forward will be good

posted: 2014-05-08 10:31:17

Norman Smith is now going to NFD again. It is sad as he is my favourite player even though he did not like to greet and hug us, the fans, while he was at Jomo Cosmos, the heart and soul of PSL!

posted: 2014-05-08 13:59:33

Khuboni come 2 chiefs boy....

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