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Baroka coach Kgoloko Thobejane takes Mamelodi Sundowns rout on the chin

Posted: 6 December 2017 Time: 19:45

Baroka coach Kgoloko Thobejane says football doesn't discriminate when it kills.

Bakgaga surrendered the Premiership summit to Mamelodi Sundowns last night following a 4-0 humbling by the Brazilians in Tshwane.

Thobejane has long accepted the game can be brutal.

"If I say football can kill you, even myself it is killing me," said Thobejane, who has previously spoken of football's lethal edge.

"It's not only killing the opponent. This death, it will kill you football."

Thobejane's side trail Sundowns by goal difference but have played three more matches and are on a six-game winless run. However, he still believes the club can claim Premiership gold in only their second season in the topflight.

"This was a test of character. It tells us to keep on and be strong," said Thobejane.

"If you wanna be champion, this is the situation [you must deal with]. You don't look down but keep your head up to say I can make it. We want to maintain top spot. Sundowns is on 19, Pirates is also on 19 and maybe third position. We still there, we believe we will make it. We still want to be champions."

The Limpopo-based outfit, which has accrued 19 points from 13 games, next visit Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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