Former Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi has not revealed what was discussed before he divorced Abafana Bes’thende on Wednesday. 
Arrows announced on Wednesday evening that their working relationship with Ncikazi had come to an end. The news of Ncikazi’s departure from Arrows came as a shock after he led Abafana Bes’thende to a top-four finish at the end of the past season. 
Arrows won 11 matches, drew 14 and lost five times as they ended the season with 47 points. 
“Let me take this opportunity to confirm the news that we have mutually agreed with the club to terminate our long-term working relationship,” Ncikazi said. 
“It’s a positive exit, full of great memories. I want to thank the chairlady for everything she has done for me and my football career. I’m grateful to the players, the team’s management, the technical team and support staff.”
Ncikazi, who flatly refused to reveal what transpired during his meeting with the Arrows hierarchy, wished Abafana Bes’thende well.  
“The contents of the meeting and discussions leading to this mutual decision will remain private as we agreed in the meeting. And I hope this section will be respected. I wish all the best for the team going forward,” he said. 
Ncikazi was elevated to head coach at Arrows after Steve Komphela left to join recently-crowned DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns early last season. 

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