Baroka targets revival at fellow newboys’ expenseBy GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ABSA premiership newcomers Baroka FC are determined to revive their debut campaign in the league, starting with a tricky fixture away to Cape Town FC this weekend.
The two sides will square up at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening on the back of contrasting fortunes in the 2015/16 season.
Kickoff is 20h15.
Cape Town City, who ironically are playing in their first season after buying the Mpumalanga Black Aces franchise, have made a satisfactory start and occupy forth position in the 16-team log with eight points from five games.
Baroka in comparison are at the wrong end of the table (12th) with four points from the same number of games as the Cape Town side.
Baroka Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Mammila, is confident of a change in fortunes.
“We are still trying to gel as a team as we had to build a new squad on promotion to the PSL,” he points out.
He however adds the side from Limpopo Province made the most of the international break to boost their preparations. They have played some friendly matches to keep fit.
Coach Kgologo Thobejane’s team has also received a major boost after their two Uganda nationals, midfielder Aucho Khalid and forward Geofrey Massa, received their work permits.
Meanwhile, Cape Town will use the match against Baroka to raise alertness to Cancer Awareness Month.
The team, which will play in limited edition pink kit, will donate some of their ticket sales from the match to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).
– CAJ News
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