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Golden Arrows striker Mabhuti Khenyeza says he will not dictate team selection to Clinton Larsen

Posted: 8 March 2016 Time: 13:56

Golden Arrows striker Mabhuti Khenyeza says only Clinton Larsen can explain why he is not playing of late.

Khenyeza has only represented Arrows twice this year in the topflight, last featuring in a 1-0 loss at Bidvest Wits on February 6.

The 33-year-old's lack of game-time prompted rumours he has fallen out with coach Larsen and gone AWOL.

Khenyeza, however, says he is still training with the side and will not dictate team selection to Larsen.

"I'm still training with the team and I don't know really why I'm not playing," Khenyeza told KickOff.com.

"It is the coach's decision. Unfortunately what has been written in papers I don't read them. It is why I don't want to talk about this... it is up to the coach on who he prefers. Just ask the coach why I'm not playing and speak to him."

Asked if he has gone absent without leave, Khenyeza said: "It is the coach who decides as I have said and I'm the player... I won't tell the coach what to do."

Meanwhile, Larsen denied he recently exchanged heated words with the veteran forward, who returned to Abafana Bes'thende in January last year from Mpumalanga Black Aces.

"If he is telling you that, that is his story, then you've got it from him," said Larsen after his side's 2-0 victory over Milford FC at King Zwelithini Stadium in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

"No, no, that is not true."

Khenyeza has scored over 100 PSL goals in his career, with two of them coming this season.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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