Mammila: Big clubs won't look here
Posted: 19 June 2017 Time: 01:45 pm
Baroka CEO Morgan Mammila says he is not concerned about losing any players to PSL rivals, claiming his team have not done enough to warrant any interest in their services.
Bakgaga endured a testing Absa Premiership season in which they ultimately needed the PSL Promotion Playoffs to avoid relegation to the National First Division.
And despite going undefeated in the mini-league campaign against vanquished foes Black Leopards and Stellenbosch FC, Mammila does not expect many wandering eyes to gaze upon the Baroka paddocks in the upcoming transfer window, although the boss has plans to turn that, and the club’s fortunes, around next term.
"I'm not going to sell any player now, maybe next season, yes, in the 2018/2019 season,” Mammila tells KickOff.com.
"To be honest, I don't think they [the Baroka players] they have done enough to attract big teams, and as management as well we didn't give our players enough chance and courage to work hard."
Mammila says the club will definitely strengthen for next season, but not with more than five players as they plan to have a manageable squad of only 25.
"Of course we are going to add some players. Even Real Madrid are the [UEFA Champions League] champions but still they will be signing players,” he continues.
“For us, we just have to sit down as management and look at what's going to be in the best interest of the club. We will definitely look at the market but we are not going to bring more than five players. Five is the maximum, we are looking at having a squad of 25 players."
Asked by this website if Baroka will consider bringing back players like Donald Mukondelela on loan, or even signing household names to improve the team, Mammila said as a club they have to be careful of not bringing in deadwood to the team just because of a name.
"We will sit down and see where are we lacking. We are looking more at players that are going to add value to the team, not names."