Thobani Mncwango backs Baroka FC for Absa Premiership promotion
Posted: 19 May 2016 Time: 19:37
Baroka FC will have support from an unlikely quarter in their bid for promotion this season in the form of Polokwane City striker and new Bafana Bafana call-up Thobani Mncwango.
The National First Division leaders need just a point from their home clash with Milano United on Sunday to ensure automatic promotion, though even defeat might still see them go up if Highlands Park cannot win beat AmaZulu by enough goals to overhaul them on goal-difference.
Mncwango spent time as a Baroka FC player earlier in his career, scoring the winner for the club in their famous 2-1 Nedbank Cup quarterfinal victory over Kaizer Chiefs in 2011.
The 28-year-old admits he still watches his former team's matches, and says the professionalism the club's management have shown is deserved of promotion.
"I still go and watch their matches when I can, I feel very close to that club,” Mncwango, who has netted 12 goals in the PSL this season, tells KickOff.com.
"I really hope they get promoted, the chairman [Khurishi Mphahlele] is very professional in everything he does.
"He was running that team like a PSL club when they were still in the second division [ABC Motsepe League].
"Everything was professional, the payments to players, the accommodation, the food, it meant everybody was happy there and the results showed.
"For them to get promoted to the PSL would be a reward for everything the chairman has done."
Mncwango also voiced his backing for coach Kgoloko Thobejane to continue his great work with the Limpopo-based outift, also known as Bakgaga.
"Even the coach [Thobejane] is a great guy and also very professional in how he handles players.
"He was assistant to Sello [Chokoe] when I was there and I learnt a lot from him,” he concluded.