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Mabhuti Khenyeza reacts to Golden Arrows January signings

Building resilience to bounce back after a poor run, Golden Arrows made four January signings and Mabhuti Khenyeza has revealed what he expects from them.

Abafana Bes’thende were recently awarded with three points from the walk-over after Moroka Swallows didn’t honour their DStv Premiership match in December.

Before that, Arrows had lost all their previous seven matches bringing to an end their impressive form from the beginning of the season.

During the AFCON recess, the Durban-based club made four signings to strengthen their team. They acquired the services of Kagiso Malinga, John Mwengani, Moyela Libamba and Thokozani Lukhele.

Khenyeza says he’s expecting a huge boost from the new additions in the second round.

He’s hoping to rely on the experience of the signings but admitted that they would have to manage Lukhele who was playing for JDR Stars in the lower level, Motsepe Foundation Championship.

Mabhuti Khenyeza reacts to Golden Arrows January signings
John Mwengani. Picture by Golden Arrows


“I think they will add a lot of value, the good part is that they started with us on the first day of this mini pre-season,” said Khenyeza.

“And then we tried by all means to add to the positions where we thought we needed to beef up a bit. Good players, experience, it’s only that they [have] to try by all means to adjust.

“We are also trying to help them adjust to the club and the style of play and understanding.

“But football has one language, defence and attack. But it’s only that we need to understand the dynamics and the identity of how we play.

“Two foreign guys from Zambia, one top striker, one centre-back and Malinga, everyone knows. That boy from JDR Stars Zane Zakhele the right-back and they will be managing him all the time as he was playing in NFD.”

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