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Baroka interim coach MacDonald Makhubedu reflects on long journey to the PSL

Posted: 6 March 2018 Time: 18:00

Baroka FC interim coach MacDonald Makhubedu believes his experience in the lower leagues has served him well in the Absa Premiership.

Makhubedu is yet to taste defeat in five games in charge of Bakgaga, who today sacked his former boss Kgoloko Thobejane for allegedly drinking on the job.

Makhubedu joined the Premiership side in the off-season after a spell in charge of ABC Motsepe League outfit Acornbush United.

“I have been coaching professional football for six seasons and ABC Motsepe league for five seasons,” Makhubedu said after his men played to a 1-1 draw against resurgent champions Bidvest Wits on Friday.

“I worked with Jomo Cosmos, with Sivutsa Stars as a head coach. I have been an assistant coach at Baroka now. I have been working hard in the past. Maybe for Premiership, I still need to learn a few things with time. It has been a long journey.”

Makhubedu pointed out competition is fierce in the third tier.

“Remember ABC Motsepe League is tougher. The two streams Mpumalanga and Northern Cape, those are very tough streams," he adds.

“If you can be number one in one of those two streams then you can coach anywhere.

“I'm from the league where each and every game is high tempo, high intensity, going pound-for-pound every week. So you had to be good as a coach.

“That league has good coaches, plenty of them. They just need a chance.”

Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa
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