Komphela calls for Arrows to be stingy in giving away goals

Written by on 27 March, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela has called on his side to be more stingy with conceding goals and put on a better defensive performances for the final stretch of the DSTV Premiership season. Abafana besithende will return to action this weekend to welcome fellow KZN side Richards Bay FC at the Mpumalanga Stadium on Saturday. New boss Steve Komphela will gather his troops in search for a second win in a row as he made a dream start in his return to the province, beating Polokwane City 1-0 away from home, a result which saw Arrows end their eleven match losing streak in all competitions and return to the top 8 on the log.

Abafana besithende have one of the worst defensive records in the DSTV Premiership conceding 26 goals in their 20 matches so far this season, only relegation threatened Cape Town Spurs and Richards Bay FC have let in more goals. The 1-0 win in Polokwane was Arrow’s first cleansheet in 14 matches in all competitions, which highlights the defensive problems that exist in the team.

The KZN side has shipped a further four goals in two friendly matches against Royal AM and AmaZulu FC during the international break. Speaking to the media ahead of their DSTV Premiership clash against Richards Bay FC this weekend, Steve Komphela says his team is working on fronting up better defensively, and be stingy with giving away goals.

“We just need to be more structures be more alert and be stingy with giving away goals,” Komphela said to reporters.

“But again someone will ask what do you prefer? A strong the defensive team and not scoring, as such playing 0-0, or a team that needs to work on its defence and still scoring high? I would take anytime a 3-2 than a 0-0. We acknowledge that we shouln’t be conceding so much and there are areas where we realise that individual mistakes are costly. It’s not more structural its more individual errors we can work on,” Komphela added.

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