Mngqithi looks for turn in form
Manqoba Mngqithi says he hopes his side’s weekend win will inspire them to continue a turn in form but has identified several aspects of their game he wants to fix.
The new Lamontville Golden Arrows coach, brought back for a second spell last week after the resignation of Muhsin Ertugral, says the 2-0 win over Chippa United at Umlazi at the weekend will hopefully allow the team to kick on and move out of the bottom half of the season.
“The most important thing was such an inspiring win that should have all the ingredients to lift the team going in to the next round of matches,” said the coach, whose next assignment is on Tuesday next week away against Kaizer Chiefs at Polokwane.
For that match Mngqithi says he needs to work on the defence and a calmer approach in front of goal.
“Our defensive play looked impressive with a lot of group and team tactical discipline but we still have to be better when defending wing play.
“Offensively, we still need to control our anxiety levels better. However it is understandable to have players with such anxiety when they have not been winning regularly and their log position also putting added pressure on the team in general,” he added.
“Organisationally, I think we are well on track.”
Mngqithi said he was delighted with the welcome he had received on his return to the club.
“It was so nice to come back to a team that made me who I am today and still meet a lot of players that I introduced to this team and those that I worked with before. I must say that the club has improved in leaps and bounds in many departments which is also very encouraging.
“With regard to my first match, I must say that I was humbled by my players’ desire and effort to make sure that we rekindle the club's playing concept. Golden Arrows has always been a team that you would never complain about the money you have spent to come and watch them because win or lose you get your monies’ worth.”