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Arrows coach Phakathi backs Hotto for Cosafa Cup award

Posted: 29 May 2015 Time: 12:12

Golden Arrows assistant coach Bheka Phakathi believes Deon Hotto could win the Cosafa Cup's Player of the Tournament award.

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The winger, who has netted two goals in the competition, has played a key role in Namibia's march to the Final where Mozambique await in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Hotto's Arrows teammates Chris Katjiukua and Maximilian Mbaeva are also in the Brave Warriors squad.

"His form overall has been good and I'm very happy for him and I think he will walk away with the top prize," Phakathi tells

"But not only for him though, Chris Katjiukua has played all matches and Mbaeva, our goalkeeper. It is good for the club since we don't have players who are playing for their national teams week in and week out."

Phakathi suspects Hotto's displays could attract interest in his services.

"We are very happy for him and we have looked at his games and there has been a lot of improvement," Phakathi says.

"In this tournament he has improved a lot and I think it is good for Golden Arrows going forward. It is possible that he is putting himself in the shop window because everyone is watching these Cosafa games.

"Having said that, he was an unknown in Namibia and came to the club and unfortunately we were relegated [2013/14] but he stayed at the club. But I'm sure it will be good investment for the club if he does leave."

Abafana Bes'thende will campaign in the PSL next season after claiming NFD honours.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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