Arrows not concerned with title race


Golden Arrows visit Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday with one thing on their minds: securing a top-eight finish.

After their victory against Free State Stars, coach Steve Komphela made it clear that Abafana Bes'thende are targeting the top eight to console themselves after they lost an opportunity to win the Nedbank Cup.

"We still believe we can finish in the top eight. Our main focus is collecting maximum points in our last two matches, we are not far from the top half," said Komphela.

With Orlando Pirates dropping points on Saturday against Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs also failing to cement their place in the top eight after another draw against struggling Free State Stars, this match will get more attention.

The final result could make things more interesting in the last round for both the league title race and the battle for the top eight as there are only two spots up for grabs.

Komphela was asked how he feels about facing Sundowns with the possibility of doing favours or holding a key in the title race.

"Everybody has something to play for, we have to be professional and be deal-breakers if we have to. We are not party spoilers, we going there to take care of our lives as we want to be in the top eight, no favours for anyone," he insisted.

Sundowns are expected to come out firing after they were knocked out of the CAF Champions League on Saturday.