I don’t fear anything – Mabhuti Khenyeza

I don’t fear anything – Mabhuti Khenyeza

Under fire Golden Arrows coach Mabhuti Khenyeza remains confident he is still the man for the job and can turn the corner at the club.

Arrows suffered their ninth successive defeat on Friday night when they were knocked out of the round of 32 in the Nedbank Cup by TS Galaxy in Durban.

The former Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana striker said he’s not throwing in the towel just yet.

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"I think it's to stay positive because winning in most situations requires you to stay positive. Like today [Friday night] I was convinced that we were gonna turn the corner and win this game but it didn't happen. Now we need to focus on the next game again and see from there because if we become negative, we'll end up not taking responsibility. We just need to stay positive," Khenyeza said.

Despite the poor results, Arrows have collected 23 points in 17 matches and still have some cushion – being 16 points away from the automatic DStv Premiership relegation spot.

Khenyeza adds he’s not pressing any panic buttons.

"We've survived worse than this. We don't have any fear and I don't fear anything. I'm not the type of a person who quickly surrenders because if you look at us on the log table, we are number 9, when you look at the teams at the bottom and the way they fight, it sends a message for us to say 'If you can fight, you can achieve something',” Khenyeza added.

“That's why I keep saying we just need to stay positive and encourage our players. We have players who are playing in their first season in the top flight, so they lack experience but this will help them long-term in their careers."

Arrows next host Sekhukhune United, who are below them on the log table on Wednesday and the coach is already targeting that fixture to fix the situation.

"I think the game is a good teacher. You can do well in training and be convinced that everything is okay then when it comes to the game, some of the things we address in training but we try also to monitor them in the game but we obviously can't get everything right."