Bakgaga to work as a unit
Province waits in anticipation for its first-ever trophy
Baroka are on the verge of making history by winning their first-ever piece of silverware in the Telkom Knockout final tomorrow.
But the Limpopo side face a sizeable hurdle in getting past Soweto giants Orlando Pirates when the sides do battle in the at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (6pm). Baroka, who go into the game as underdogs, say they have prepared well for the on-song Pirates, who no doubt will be on the attack come tomorrow. So what do Bakgaga have up their sleeve? “We have to work as a unit and if we are going to start segregating sections [of our play] we are not going to stop whatever has been said about Pirates,” said Baroka’s assistant coach Bushy Moloi. “We are able to do that (beat Pirates) when we are united like we have been. We are able to display our abilities and talent because we are a solid team.
“This is the first time we are playing in the final, so it is also our learning curving moving forward because if we win on Saturday we go into Africa.
“That actually motivates us a lot to do more for the country. We will be able to stop Pirates with all their cylinders if we work as a unit,” he said.
Baroka have not conceded a goal in all three of their TKO games and having a solid defence should bring some comfort to the young Baroka team.
Moloi said a win on Saturday will be a big bonus, not only for the club, but also for the Limpopo province.
“We have been trying a lot of combinations and in the process we have been hurt and currently we are moving towards the right direction while learning.
“It will be a bonus for our players and a very good one for our province Limpopo.
“Those who are scattered around from Gauteng, PE and staff, it will be an exciting thing for them to have a team that has done so well up until today and also winning the cup.
“For me and the team it will be a wonderful step and thanks for the opportunity that Telkom has given to all the teams to display their talent and also to promote football in SA,” he said.
Bushy Moloi, Baroka assistant coach, says playing in the final will be a learning curve for them.