Durban-born coach Larsen, who after guiding Abafana Besthende to four wins during the two respective months, became the first coach to win the award in the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season, as he guided his side to top of the log standings by the start of October. The judging panel were impressed by the exciting display of his team in producing the good results.
Larsen masterminded a good turnaround of results following Arrows’ opening day of the season defeat to Orlando Pirates, guiding his team to 3 wins and one draw after that loss in Soweto.
New signings at Arrows
Clinton Larsen: “We have gone out to re-inforce. We have signed Knox Mutizwa and Chiukepu Msowoya.”
During the August-September block of fixtures, Arrows collected 10 points as they registered away wins at Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic, a home victory over newboys Cape Town City, drew with SuperSport United, while they lost their opening game of the season away at Orlando Pirates. The club scored 7 goals during this period.
“We have also brought in Nkosinathi Mthiyane from Pirates. I think he will be a big asset to the club. “I think if we can improve our goal scoring, then we can definitely get a top eight spot.” Larson
Larsen narrowly got the nod ahead of Bidvest Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt.
The Players and Coach of the Month awards were selected by a panel of judges made up of members of the broadcast partners and football analysts and was convened by renowned local coach Farouk Khan.
As proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership, Absa congratulates Gordinho and coach Larsen on their awards for August-September and we look forward to the start of what should be an exciting second round of Absa Premiership this week, filled with flair and goals galore from all 16 teams as the title race and battle to avoid relegations heats up.