By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
At Erica Park, Cape Town
GOLDEN Arrows picked the biggest surprised of the season when they ruined Platinum Stars’ chances of
finishing in the top eight brackets
This after the KwaZulu-Natal side went on a goal-spree, beating Dikwena 4-1 at the Royal Bafokeng
Stadium to close the gap between themselves and fellow relegation candidates Free State Stars and
Despite their biggest win, Arrows are still on the bottom of the log with 18 points from 27 league
matches and this outcome is a major boost for them as they stand an outside chance of avoiding the
straight chop to the cash stripped National First Division.
Arrows took the lead in the 34th minutes from a penalty kick spot via Thandoyisi Khuboni. This was after
the middle-man adjudged that Thabang Hadebe tackled Philani Shange in the danger box…Khubone
stepped forward an converted beautifully.
Arrow’s joy however did not live for long as Stars levelled the matters few minutes before the second half
via Siphelele Mthembu but that did not bother Abafana be’Sthende as they regrouped quickly and scored
the second goal via Festus Mbewe in the dying minutes of the first half to make it 2-1 at break.
Arrows continued where they left in the second half and scored their third goal in the 55th minutes via
Rudolf Bester before before Bongani Ntuli could hammer the last nail on top of Dikwena’s coffin in the
The results should serve as a wake-up call to both Free State Stars and Polokwane City that it is not over
until the fat lady sings.
In the other league matches played today, SuperSport United played to a goalless draw at the Lucas
Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville with Maritzburg United having beaten Ajax Cape Town 2-0 at the Cape
Town Stadium last night.