Baroka FC head coach Dylan Kerr has explained the departure of five players from his relegation-surviving squad.
Bakgaga have parted ways with Ayanda Dlamini, Ivan Mahwangahaya, Mandisi Gadla, Ethen Sampson and Khulekani Madondo.
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The Limpopo side returned to training on Monday as they start preparations for the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season.
"Look, at the end of the season you have to know what players you need to play, what players add value to the squad," Kerr tells KickOff.com.
"So unfortunately you have to make decisions that sometimes you don't wanna make you know, to keep the team healthy. Ayanda is a good keeper but the chairman brought back Oscarine [Masuluke]. Ayanda is at an age now where he needs to go and play. He needs to play games now rather than to be on the bench.
"For Mandisi he was exciting but frustrating. He would probably have more opportunities to score than all the players put together in training and it just wouldn't happen for him. He missed more chances than the whole squad missed together. Maybe the level of PSL was just too big for him.
"Madondo is an experienced player, he's 30 years old, he needs to go and play regular games. He never played many games with me because of the midfielders that we had. He's a good professional, he works hard but you know you have to identify who's gonna add to your squad.
"Somebody at that age needs to play regularly and we had Goodman Masele, who is 20, that was keeping him out of the team. We had Kambala you know from Mozambique keeping him out of the team. So I spoke to Madondo and said, 'Listen, you've gotta go out and play now, you've gotta go and find a club where you can play regularly and enjoy the last three, four years of your career.'
"Ivan is a player that's got so much ability, so much talent, but we've got better players. We gave him a short-term contract anyway."