Baroka boss explains Kerr problem

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Baroka FC chairman Khurishi Mphahlele has shed light on why head coach Dylan Kerr was suspended, with a power struggle seemingly at play ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Bakgaga are expected to start the 2020/21 DStv Premiership campaign without Kerr as a date for his disciplinary hearing has not yet been set.

Last week the Limpopo club suspended Kerr for what was assumed to be his comments on television when he said "I know how to dome job" after the recent victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mphahlele, who says they are in no rush to solve Kerr's issue as they have a capable technical team in place, sheds some light as to why the Englishman was suspended.

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"We didn't even set a date for the hearing, we only suspended him last week Monday so we will give him the date for the hearing," the chairman tells KickOff.com.

"Yes, it's possible [to start the season without him]. It's not necessarily about his case being difficult, we just want to do proper things. We don't want to do rush, rush and regret.

"It's not going to affect the performance of the boys at all. They are being taken care of. You see, we just don't want someone to think he is everything to the team. No one is invincible you know. We work together."

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Mphahlele continues: "We don't want anyone to think he is working alone and everything is about him. We are all working for this team. So what if a person thinks if he is not around the job won't be done? We don't like that attitude.

"I always say 'we' I never say 'I' you know, because I work with other people. If a person says 'I... I know my job', 'I've got experience'... I don't like that. I don't like that at all. I'm not using those phrases, me. I don't want people to feel undermined or to feel small."

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Mphahlele assures the Bakgaga faithful to rest assured as the former Telkom Knockout champions are in the capable hands of assistant coach Matsimela Thoka.

"Normally we are winning those games [playing without a coach]," he adds. "Before Wedson Nyirenda got a work permit... we won those games. So they must not panic. Everything is under control. It's a team, not one person."

Baroka's first match of the 2020/21 season is against Maritzburg United at New Peter Mokaba Stadium on October 24.

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