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Golden Arrows striker Bongi Ntuli has given credit to former Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett for helping him score

 The youngster told Goal.com that the Golden Arrows assistant coach has played a crucial role in improving and sharpening his striking skills.

“Credit should go to Shaun Bartlett; he has been working very hard to help me become the best striker. His coaching technique has been great and I am really benefiting a lot,” he said.

Ntuli said that joining the first team has not been easy but the support that he is getting has been very beneficial to him.

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“Things are quite hectic at the moment, and there is no doubt that there is pressure on us at this stage. I think if we can just continue fighting, hopefully things will come right at the end of the day.

“We do have players of great calibre and I guess we just need to keep fighting until we get the desired results,” he said.

The striker hails from the junior ranks of Arrows and aims to progress further to play for Bafana Bafana eventually.

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“I was hoping that I could get a call up to the under-23 national squad, but that has not happened yet. Nevertheless, my ultimate goal is to be in the Bafanana Bafana set-up one day.

“I know that this is possible based on the amount of hard work that I am putting in training. Also having a coach that has been there, does add some motivation for you,” he said.

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