Zikalala frustrated at Arrows and considers returning to Orlando Pirates

Lamontville Golden Arrows goalkeeper Philani Zikalala has grown frustrated with a lack of playing time away from his parent club Orlando Pirates.

The 32-year-old goal-minder began the current 2015/16 campaign as the Arrows first-choice keeper making four Absa Premiership appearances.

However, Namibian international Maximilian Mbaeva has since assumed the role of Arrows’ first choice keeper, while Zikalala sits on the bench or stands.

According a source within the Abafana Bes’thende camp Zikalala is currently unsettled at the club due to lack of game-time.

“Well, Philani had high hopes of making this a successful loan stint and he started the season well playing a few games,” Sports5050 understands.

“But things changed. He has found it difficult to break into the starting line-up lately. He has now dropped further down the pecking order with young [Ricardo] Goss claiming the second-choice spot. He is frustrated,” the source continued.

“He will consider going back to Pirates if things don’t change under our new coach Clinton Larsen. It’s a chance for him to prove his quality,” the source concluded.

The former AmaZulu keeper joined Arrows on a season-long loan deal at the beginning of the current 2015/16 season.