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Baroka CEO Morgan Mammila explains Jacob Sakala replacing Kgoloko Thobejane

Posted: 9 January 2017 Time: 15:17

Baroka FC CEO Morgan Mammila has offered insight on the club's decision to hire Jacob Sakala as their new head coach and redeploy Kgoloko Thobejane.

KickOff.com earlier revealed Bakgaga has recruited ex-Mpumalanga Black Aces tactician Sakala in a bid to ease their relegation concerns.

"Yes, it's true, he [Sakala] will take over from today," Mammila told this website.

"A wise man always changes his mind. Thobejane will now be our assistant. This is his brother's team, obviously he is happy with the new arrangements because he wants the club to succeed."

Asked why the topflight newcomers opted for Sakala, he replied: "Pitso and Hunt are obviously not available. Those are the two coaches we would have like to bring on board because we also want to play Champions League football."

Regarding a mandate, Mammila added: "We want top eight, I can say safety and top eight is the mandate."

Baroka are propping up the standings with 12 points from 15 matches, and will resume their fight for survival against Chippa United in Port Elizabeth on February 8.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha

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