Golden Arrows coach Larsen praises Bilankulu, Makudubela after defeat to Ajax
Posted: 1 February 2016 Time: 12:16
Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen was pleased with the performance of debutants Musa Bilankulu and Mahlatsi Makudubela against Ajax Cape Town.
Defender Bilankulu returned to Arrows last month as a free agent after leaving Bloemfontein Celtic, while winger Makudubela is on loan in Durban from Platinum Stars.
Abafana Bes'thende lost 1-0 to Ajax via Ruzaigh Gamildien's 34th minute strike at Cape Town Stadium this past Friday.
Larsen told his club's website: "As expected this was another difficult trip to Cape Town. We competed very well in the first half looking solid defensively, when against the run of play Ajax scored from a corner kick after we failed to clear a corner.
"We had two very good chances but failed to take them and went into the break a goal down.
"Second half had a familiar feel as we again created more chances than our opponents but failed to convert any.
"We had another two glorious opportunities in the second half to get back into the match but failed to convert.
"Our two new signings Bilankulu and Makudubela acquitted themselves very well and will definitely add value to our squad.
"We will continue to work hard on our finishing as this has been our Achilles heel in recent weeks."