Baroka Football Club’s Technical Director, Oupa Kgoadi is confident that they can regain the top spot in the National First Division (NFD), which they lost to Cape Town All Stars over the weekend.
The Ga-Mphahhlele based gallery were held to 2-2 draw by the star studded Royal Eagles on Sunday at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium while Cape Town All Stars beat 1-0 Mthatha Bucks at Athlone Stadium on Friday to climb the rungs.
Kgoadi further stated that they would have loved to win the match and maintain the top position but it was not their day. “We created many chances but things did not go our way. This is part of football, sometimes you create scoring but are unable to convert those chances,” Kgoadi said.
He also mentioned that their focus was to do well against African Warriors whom they will face at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
Warriors are in the 15th position of the NFD on five points after eight matches and will rely on star players Muziwandile Khwela, Scelo Zuma and Karabo Morakane to deliver. “We are aware of their position in the league. We won’t underestimate them. We have to respond well from the previous results and we must win the match in order to reclaim the first position,” Kgoadi said.
Meanwhile Black Leopards Football Club who suspended their coach, David Bright, last week suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Amazulu at the Princes Magogo Stadium in Durban on Saturday.
Club Spokesperson, Berry Ramunenyiwa said Bright, who joined the club in August this year, was suspended after he alleged during an interview on a popular radio station that management was interfering with his team selection.
“The Club decided to put him on special leave until further notice and he will face a disciplinary hearing in due course,” Ramunenyiwa said and added that assistant coach Joel Masutha will be in charge of the team until Bright’s issues with the club are resolved. “Masutha has been with us for a while and I believe the team will do well under him,” Ramunenyiwa said.