Golden Arrows coach Mabhuti Khenyeza hails Knox Mutizwa brace after Chiefs scalp

Golden Arrows coach Mabhuti Khenyeza has hailed striker Knox Mutizwa after his brace secured a 2-1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership match at Mpumalanga Stadium on Saturday.

The Zimbabwean frontman scored in the 20th and 54th minutes to ensure his side returned to second position on the DStv Premiership standings. Sifiso Hlanti scored either side of Mutizwa’s brace for Chiefs.

Hlanti’s effort was not enough for Chiefs, whose fans are at the end of their tether over disappointing results, managerial shake-ups and a trophy drought extending nine years back.

And Khenyeza was happy to rub salt into the wounds of the Amakhosi.

“We work as a team and that’s a team goal because if you look, it came from somewhere. A vision from Nduduzo Sibiya and it’s all about connection,” Khenyeza told the media during the post-match press conference.

“There is no one who is better than anyone. We are all the same. If you see Mutizwa, he was not playing for long, but because he showed any hunger we brought him in.

“He scored a goal last time [against Cape Town City in the Carling Knockout] and that was an indication that he wants to start in the upcoming game which is good. We brought him and he scored two goals.”

Arrows are unbeaten since they were thumped 4-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns on August 15. They have registered five victories and a draw in their six matches.

Khenyeza cautioned his side against complacency now that they have beaten the Glamour Boys and jumped back into second.

“In football, you can’t win all the games. Sometimes, we will have challenges, but the mission is simple. We must not become the average team this season,” he said.

“Let’s try to be a competitive team because we can’t be thinking every time that others are better than you.

“What is helping us is to focus on ourselves, we are still going to win more games. Whether we lose or draw, we must not lose focus on what we are focusing on.”