Nyirenda delights at Downs draw


Baroka FC coach Wedson Nyirenda reveals he anticipated a tough encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening.

Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele headed to the match on a dismal run of form, which had the side on a five-match losing run across all competitions.

The point however did little to boost their league standing as the Limpopo side drop into the bottom two following AmaZulu’s victory over Stellenbosch FC in the night’s other action.

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“It was a very tough game like we anticipated. I said Sundowns would come they would throw everything on us which they did, it was a wonderful game,” Nyirenda told SuperSport TV.

Nyirenda regardless lauded his charges for how the 2018 Telkom Knockout champions acquitted the contest despite slagging off at some point.

“My players have accounted themselves very well. Sometimes I think we gave the too much room to play. We were supposed to press them.

“In the first 25 minutes we did what we planned and we almost got the two goals from the two chances. But after that we gave them too much room,” he said.

The point halts Bakgaga’s abysmal spell and Nyirenda backs his charges to use this single margin as a yard stick to get their campaign back on track.

“We dropped towards the centre and started pressing them from there, but if you give Sundowns that bigger space behind they will kill you. But the good thing is we have the point to build on to

“Ja, not easy especially playing a team so formidable and so mature, at home I think we did well. For a start we have a draw, let’s see what we can do in the next game,” Nyirenda said.