Seema ready to handle Golden Arrows pressure


Arrows will be aiming to build on their remarkable last season, where they managed to finish in fourth spot in the DStv Premiership standings.

Despite their success, Abafana Besithende, in a shock move, parted ways with then-head coach Mandla Ncikazi, who joined Orlando Pirates.

Seema has since taken over the reins and will occupy the dugout for the first time when Arrows face Amazulu in a KZN Premier's Cup semi-final clash in Durban on Sunday.

"We are not looking forward to saying we want to win this cup," Seema said.

"All in all, now at the moment, it is time for preparations, and we are working hard to make sure we compete come beginning of the season.

"The Premier's Cup is giving us that platform to see how far we are," Seema added.

The former Chippa United tactician said that he welcomed the added responsibility and the pressure of managing Arrows.

"Coming to pressure, if you are in football, if you don't like pressure, you must go out of football. Pressure will always be there, and we have learnt to live with pressure.

"What you must do is to make sure that you take the pressure off the players and direct it onto you.

"Where you can handle the pressure better as a coach, and then we will see how far we can go.

"But at the end of the day, we have to make sure that we have a competitive team."

The 7th edition of the KZN Premier's Cup gets under way on Saturday with a quarter-final featuring Uthongathi FC against Maritzburg United.

Before Richards Bay then take on Royal AM in the other quarter-final clash.