Nyirenda pleased with Baroka’s form

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Baroka FC Head Coach Wedson Nyirenda says his side has been working hard on their finishing and defense during the international break.

Nyirenda is also pleased to have most of his players including captain Mduduzi “Jomo” Mdantsane and defender Bonginkosi Makume from injury.

The coach says the only person not in camp is Manuel Kambala who was on international duty with his country Mozambique.

Baroka are preparing for the Absa Premiership Limpopo derby against Black Leopards in Thohoyandou on Sunday afternoon (Kick-off at 15:00).

Nyirenda’s men are placed ninth on the log with five points from four encounters while their hosts are 12th with four points from the same number of games.

The former Zambia national team mentor says the sides’ last result adds a spice to Sunday’s clash.

Nyirenda says he is not intimidated by the crowd at Thohoyandou Stadium saying he has faced bigger and louder fans adding that packed venue always motivates his players.

The 52-year-old has been one of the vocal coaches in the domestic league against xenophobia and gender-based violence.

Last week, Nyirenda together with Pitso Mosimane, Steve Komphela and Kalusha Bwalya held a press conference in Johannesburg to voice their concerns and encourage tolerance and unity among Africans.

Nyirenda says he is pleased with the small difference he has seen after that event.

– Report by Lethabo Kganyago