Golden Arrows announced on Wednesday that they have parted ways with head coach Mandla Ncikazi effective immediately.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Arrows said the two parties reached an agreement to amicably go separate ways.
The club further thanked Ncikazi for his service to Arrows over a 15-year period; having served in different spells in the youth structures and the first team.
Furthermore, Arrows made it clear that Ncikazi wasn’t fired, adding that the 52-year-old mentor is more than welcome to return to the club.
GOLDEN ARROWS STATEMENT IN FULL
Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C. announces that the club along with Coach Mandla Ncikazi have reached an agreement to amicably part ways.
We would like to thank him for his exceptional service, in different spells, over a 15 year period. Not only in the first team but also in the youth structures and the past, present and future stars produced during his time
He leaves through an open door and like any member of the family, he is welcome back at any time. We wish him well in his future endeavours.
Ncikazi’s departure from Arrows comes a huge surprise given how well he did in his first PSL season as a first team coach.
He guided Arrows to an impressive fourth-place finish where the team collected 47 points from 30 league games.