Arrows coach Larsen hoping Chiefs are exhausted after derby


Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen hopes Kaizer Chiefs have had their energy reserves severely depleted by the exertions of Saturday’s derby draw ahead of Tuesday’s meeting at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Larsen’s charges have had slightly longer to recover from the weekend fixtures after their loss on Friday night at Ajax Cape Town, while Chiefs played the next afternoon in a 1-1 draw against the Buccaneers at Soccer City.

“I just hope they are more tired than we are. We haven’t had much time to recover,” said the Arrows coach, whose club have lost their last two league encounters.

Arrows have not beaten Chiefs in their last six head-to-head meetings, going back to a surprise 2-1 victory for Arrows over Amakhosi in Polokwane in September 2011, after which the Durban club fired Ernst Middendorp in the only instance of a coach losing his job immediately after a victory over the Glamour Boys.