Dlamini: Baroka in different league to Chiefs

Premiership

Bakgaga are rooted to the foot of the table as Saturday's 2-2 draw with Kaizer Chiefs extended their winless run to 15 games in the league.

However, Dlamini, who was recently appointed to serve alongside Kgoloko Thobejane at the club, is optimistic they can escape the drop with nine matches left.

He points out they must still face fellow strugglers Free State Stars, Highlands Park, Bloemfontein Celtic and Ajax Cape Town.

"We've got nine games left. We are okay because the log doesn't work now. I told you the other time, the log works after 30 games played, not after 20 games," said Dlamini after the stalemate at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

"We'll never be worried because we are never going to get relegated.

"I have to be confident otherwise I shouldn't be coaching Baroka; we are not going to be relegated.

"All the teams that we are fighting relegation with are coming to this ground here to us, so that is when we will start collecting points.

"So the point is a bonus and Kaizer Chiefs are not in the same league we are playing, they are trying to win the championship. We are in the league of fighting for our lives in the PSL, and that is from number 11 to number 16, that is the league we are playing in.

"Whatever points we are getting from other teams, it's a plus point for us."

There is talk some fans have started a prayer group in a bid to help the side survive.

The former Mbombela assistant coach added: "Well, it's good if they pray for us but I can't comment on the praying part. But if they are praying for us, thank you very much."

Bakgaga will hope for their first PSL win of 2017 when they visit title contenders SuperSport United on April 2 at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

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