How Arrows crushed the Q2 table


Golden Arrows are in unfamiliar territory after giving themselves a chance to leapfrog Swallows FC on the league table, with second place even within reach.

In every season there are always one or two teams that surprise many, and Arrows are one of those clubs this season as they are currently among the teams fighting for a CAF Champions League position.

Abafana Bes'thende are currently in fourth position after 15 games, eight points behind defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns with a game in hand.

Three points today against Black Leopards at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium (17h00) and they would move to third on the table, just a point behind second-placed SuperSport United, who have played one game more.

A best-ever run of form that has seen them lose just two games this season has secured a R1.5-million cheque for the KwaZulu-Natal club, the first from the region to ever win a Q-Innovation quarter.

Arrows' most famous PSL moment was this throwback from their incredible 2009 MTN8 triumph

Their captain Nkosinathi Sibisi has revealed the secret behind their current run by hailing coach Mandla Ncikazi for forging camaraderie amongst the players.

"Coach Mandla brought in confidence within the group as well as mental strength to always keep going regardless of what is happening in matches," Sibisi tells

"There is also unity amongst the players who are playing and those that aren't playing as regularly as they would wish, and I think that has been key to the little success we have been able to achieve this season."

'Bhodlela' believes the financial reward for their hard work will give the team a huge morale boost as they look to break more records this season.

"Winning Q2 has really been a morale booster because I think now we are able to see the results of all the hard work we have been putting in from day one. Now we want even more so will push even harder."

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