'It's not because he's a bad coach'


Baroka have previously hired and fired coaches at will, but are now looking to back their Zambian coach Wedson Nyirenda, despite their slow start to the campaign.

Bakgaga, who face Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium tonight (19h30), have registered just one victory in their seven matches so far.

Mphahlele says it’s important that they support the coach, especially during a time when players are still trying to understand his philosophy.

“It’s very important [to support the coach]. Look at how we have started. It’s not because he is a poor or bad coach, but it’s because the boys must understand his philosophy,” the chairman tells KickOff.com.

“If you get rid of the coach, then you are going backwards. You’ll bring in a new coach and then the players will take another three months to understand his philosophy and then the league is over by then. So it does not help us to get rid of the coach because that makes your team even worse. So we will stick with Nyirenda throughout,” he adds.

Hearing this from the chairman will certainly give Nyirenda the boost he needs to keep motivating the players to get positive results.