Semenya ready to face former employers


The 36-year-old Semenya was released by Rise and Shine at the end of last season, after serving the club with aplomb for two seasons. Baroka meet City this afternoon and it will be the first the versatile defender comes up against his former employers.

Baroka are on a high after beating SuperSport United 2-1 in Atteridgeville last weekend, a result which boosted their chances of surviving at the end of the season. City, meanwhile, registered 1-1 draws against Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, so they will also be confident heading into the game.

“It's the first time I play against Polokwane," Semenya tells

“But there is nothing to prove against Polokwane, it's just about playing football. We are expecting an interesting game as well. We all know that they play exciting football, we play exciting football [too].

“We also want to move away from the relegation zone, [so] we must just make sure we give our best on Sunday. We need to win this one to make our supporters happy. I'm just going to do my best like in any [other] game. Yes I played for them last season but I'm doing my job. I was a good servant when I played for Polokwane, so I don't think their fans will give me a tough time.”