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Lamontville Golden Arrows were among the founder members of the National Professional Soccer League in 1971 but relegated the next year and did not return to the top-flight of South African football until exactly three decades later.
The club recently re-appointed Manqoba Mngqithi as head coach, two years after he left for KwaZulu-Natal rivals AmaZulu.
Mngqithi was the man at the helm when Golden Arrows humbled Ajax Cape Town 6-0 in the decider of the 2009 MTN8 competition, a South African record win in a cup final.
Their recent league history has seen them battle near the base of the league though, with top players leaving at the end of each campaign, usually for the big clubs in Gauteng.
Last season Arrows were sent packing from the Telkom Knockout in the first round after losing 3-1 away to Free State Stars.