Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane confident they can stay on top
Posted: 22 October 2017 Time: 15:08
Baroka FC head coach Kgoloko Thobejane says people who think they are currently sitting on top of the log only to keep the number one spot warm for other teams will eat humble pie come the end of the season.
Bakgaga are enjoying a dream start to the 2017/2018 campaign, having gone seven matches without a loss. They face Bidvest Wits on Sunday afternoon, eager to extend their unbeaten run.
According to Thobejane, teams that are spending most of their time worrying about how to stop Baroka are the ones making things easy for the Limpopo side.
"At Baroka we only talk about our team. We motivate our own, we encourage the players to go on. We don't talk about opponents." Thobejane tells KickOff.com.
"Here we have two things, if the opponent have the ball we defend. If we have it then we attack.
"We don't want to talk about the opponent. I can't waste my energy talking about the opponent because they will beat us even before we kick the ball. It's like when you are going to play against us and you spend all your time planning for Baroka instead of playing your own game. Then you must know you are already beaten."
It's often thought in local football that when a small team sits on top of the Absa Premiership table they are seen as carrying an umbrella for the big teams, but Thobejane says people who still think like that are caught in the past.
"No ways, we will fight with everything we've got... stones or anything we come across we will throw it at our opponents. We are going to fight with everything we've got to remain number one.
"You must know that we are on the mountain, on top of the hill. If you come and attempt to climb we will let loose of the stones, we don't throw them at you we just let them roll towards your direction. How are you going to stop them? How are you going to prevent them from hurting you?
"We are ready for that position, we are not there by fluke. We don't doubt ourselves."
Wits are struggling at the moment and will not have an easy afternoon against a Baroka side that plays attacking football.