Baroka FC chairman Khurishi Mphahlele. Photo: Mzamane Ringane.

Baroka FC the only hope for Limpopo


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Following an impressive 2-0 win over the Western Cape’s SAFA ABC Motsepe League contenders, Steenberg United, PSL side Baroka FC remains the sole Limpopo representative in the Nedbank Cup.

The second-placed SAFA second division team was sent packing from the lucrative tournament last Saturday, 10 March, when they visited BAKGAGA ba Ga-Mphahlele at Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Caretaker coach, MacDonald Makhubedu, who has been in charge since the team parted ways with head coach Kgoloko Thobejane, steered the team to an all-important victory.

Baroka were this week looking forward to the draw for the quarter-finals of the dream Nedbank Cup.

Since the appointment of Makhubedu, the Limpopo team remains unbeaten, with two wins and three draws in the PSL league race.

Last weekend’s victory over Steenberg United was the third since the caretaker coach took charge of the team. 

Baroka FC started off their Nedbank Cup journey by eliminating fellow PSL campaigners, Platinum Stars with a 1-0 victory, during the last 32 stages of the tournament. 

Two other teams from the home province made an early exit from the tournament.

SAFA Mopani Region’s SAB League side Mariveni United was eliminated by Eastern Cape’s ABC Motsepe League team EC Bees, while Polokwane City was beaten by First National Division side Ubuntu Cape Town.

Ubuntu Cape Town is currently the toast of the Nedbank Cup, after eliminating another PSL side, Amazulu fom the multi-million rand tournament.

42 days ago       15 March 2018