Arrows release Zitha, Katjiukua

Both defenders have only played once in the league this season as coach Clinton Larsen has preferred Nkanyiso Mngwengwe and Limbikani Mzava at the back since the latter's signing from Mpumalanga Black Aces.

"Yes, we have released Zitha and Katjiukua," Arrows CEO Gordon Masondo tells

Zitha, 27, joined Arrows from Thanda Royal Zulu prior to the 2014/15 campaign and helped them win promotion from the National First Division with Katjiukua under then-coach Shaun Bartlett.

Katjiukua's fortunes at the Durban-based outfit dipped this campaign as he dealt with injury concerns.

Abafana Bes'thende, who are yet to finalise matters with Malawian trialist Chiukepo Msowoya, also recently parted ways with Quincy Ngcobo, Sandile Dlamini, Clifton Miheso and Mauricio Barrios.