Arrows set for Holland trip


The tour serves as a prize for winning the PSL Reserve League.

The team, led by head coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi and captain Sibusiso Sibeko, will depart on Friday and return to South Africa on March 26.

During their visit, the club will get to test their strengths against Beloften Eredivisie sides; PEC Zwolle, FC Twente and Heracles FC. During their stay in Holland, they will be based in Zwolle and will train at the IJsseldelta Stadium – the training venue for PEC Zwolle's first team.

Arrows will also spend some time at the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) headquarters in Utrecht, training under the watchful eye of senior Eredivisie mentors. They will also get an opportunity to observe a training session of the Netherlands national team as they prepare for a friendly against France. Arrows will attend the match at the Amsterdam Arena.

Abafana Bes’thende clinched the 2015/16 Asidlali trophy in dramatic fashion as they came back from a goal down to beat Free State Stars 2-1 on the final day of the season, with both goals coming in the last five minutes of the match.

Arrows' trip schedule:

Departure (Friday, 18 March)
•    Depart from King Shaka International at 20h00 (Flight SA 582)
•    Arrive at OR Tambo International at 21h05
•    Depart from OR Tambo International at 23h59 (Flight KL592)
•    Arrive at Schiphol Airport at 10h15 (Saturday, 19 March 2016)

Day 1 (Saturday, 19 March) – Watch Eredivisie match (PEC Zwolle vs Willem ll)
Day 2 (Sunday, 20 March) – Match day vs. PEC Zwolle
Day 3 (Monday, 21 March) – Training (IJsseldelta Stadium)
Day 4 (Tuesday, 22 March) – Match day vs. FC Twente
Day 5 (Wednesday, 23 March) – KNVB training
Day 6 (Thursday, 24 March) – Match day vs. Heracles
Day 7 (Friday, 25 March) – Travel to Amsterdam to watch Netherlands vs. France
Day 8 (Saturday, 26 March) – Return home, arrival at O.R. Tambo at 22h10