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Richard Mashabane, spokesperson for Baroka Football Club.

Baroka worried by relegation woes


The management of Baroka Football Club has promised their supporters that they will avoid relegation from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) this season. The Ga-Mphahlele based outfit lies precariously in the 13th position of the league and they need to win matches in order to avoid relegation.
In their last 16 home and away matches they have accumulated a meagre 14 points. They missed a chance to move up in the league after losing their match against Black Leopards at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Spokesperson Richard Mashabane stressed that they were aware of the team’s dismal performance in the league and vowed to improve in order to stay afloat. “We are aware of our position in the league and it is a huge concern for us. We are left with 14 matches and I think we can salvage points that could catapult us further in the league,” Mashabane said.
He stressed they need to win their match against PSL title contenders, Cape Town City Football Club scheduled for Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. “It is going to be a tough match but we are ready for the challenge. We need points and we have to get the points against City and move up in the league,” Mashabane said.
Asked about the departure of chief executive officer Morgan Mammilla who resigned on Monday, Mashabane said Mammilla will be missed at the club. “We learned a lot from him and I think he will do well in his next venture,” remarked Mashabane.

Story and photo: Herbert Rachuene