Musa Bilankulu pushing for top eight finish


Man-of-the-match Musa Bilankulu said Golden Arrows will continue striving for a top eight finish after their 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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Bilankulu said he was instructed by coach Steve Komphela to play in an anchorman role and the Limpopo-born midfielder made a number of crucial interceptions, breaking down the play on numerous occasions.

"This award goes to my teammates as well," Bilankulu told Supersport TV.

"The game was very tough. We knew they would overload the midfield because knowing coach Middendorp he likes to tweak around the systems. The coach had a plan and that's why you saw today I was playing in a different role. I was supposed to guard the defence and behind the midfield.

Arrows are just two points adrift of eighth-placed Highlands Park, who played to a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City, also on Tuesday evening. And Bilankulu said that Abafana Bes'thende had 'done well' to claim what may be a crucial point in the race for the top eight.

"Yes, we have done well," the 34-year-old said.

"Taking in to consideration we even managed to be in the Nedbank Cup semi-final. We want to finish in the top eight so we came here looking for three points. But we knew very well that Kaizer Chiefs is not an easy team to play against.

"But we managed to hold on to 1-0 for as long as eighty minutes but again we conceded in the form of a set-piece. So we'll keep on working to get those points so we finish in the top eight."