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Ncikazi Humbled By PSL Nomination

Golden Arrows head coach Mandla Ncikazi says his nomination for the PSL Coach of the Season is thanks to the good performances his players have produced this season.

The Arrows coach feels they have done everything he has asked as a coach, and he is honoured to work with them.

Ncikazi was nominated alongside Benni McCarthy of AmaZulu and league winners Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Arrows are currently third on the DStv Premiership table, while AmaZulu are second.

“Let me take this opportunity to humbly thank the recognition of acknowledgement of our team’s performance this season through my nomination,” Ncikazi told the club’s media department. 

“Good player performances make good coaches. I feel honoured and blessed to be amongst a group of hardworking, honest and good players. I want to thank each one of them without reservations for their efforts. 

“They have created their own history within the club and South African football. I can’t ask for more as a coach, it’s a great feeling. I’m fulfilled with the growth of individual players within the team and their recognition in various forms. 

“The biggest joy in this season nominations in the coaches category, is a touch of KZN  in it, whether it’s Benni, Manqoba or me, the common denominator is the lovely province of KZN and Ethekweni. 

“I just wish and hope that this is the beginning of good things in our team. The standard of football in the DStv Premiership keeps on rising and next season will be even more challenging. 

“Congratulations to all the nominees in all categories and eventual winners. I want to thank all coaches in the league for the great spirit of sportsmanship and professionalism portrayed throughout the season, irrespective of the match results.”