Baroka Football Club will be hoping for a first victory of the year against Amazulu Football Club when the two meet in the 17th match of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) pencilled for the new Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
In the first round of the League the two teams played to a 1-1 draw at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, November last year.
Amazulu find themselves in an uncertain 13th position of the league with 15 points after 14 matches while Baroka is in eighth position with 22 points after 16 matches.
Baroka’s Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Mammilla said they need to win the match in order to stay afloat in the league. “It is important for us to win the match and keep up with teams currently in the top 8 bracket. It is not going to be an easy match because Amazulu is just coming back from a 2-0 defeat against Chippa United. They are also not in a good position on the ladder so we expect a difficult game but we have the upper hand because we are playing at home and we need to win home matches in order to advance further in the League,” Mammilla said.
He also revealed that they re-signed their former player, Khutso Mohwatseleng from Baberwa Football Club last week.
Mohwatseleng was part of the Baroka team that eliminated Kaizer Chiefs Football Club and Moroka Swallows Football Club in the 2011 edition of the Nedbank Cup.
“We signed him last week. He is a good and hardworking player. We have been monitoring his progress at Baberwa and were impressed with his work rate and we are happy to have him in the team,” concluded Mammilla.
Story: Herbert Rachuene