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Baroka Set To Make Coaching Changes

Baroka FC coach Stanley Nkoane is set to haul to the meeting by the club today following a poor start in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

This was Nkoane’s first season as the head coach after he initially replaced Bushy Moloi on an interim basis earlier this year last season.   

Bakgaga, who were relegated at the end of the 2021/22 season from the PSL top flight, have started this season poorly.

They have lost two and drawn two of the four matches played, lying 13th in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

This has led to Baroka management to be severely unhappy, calling Nkoane into the meeting that is set to be today which appears it will seal the end of his stay with the Limpopo club, who have strong ambition of coming back in the top flight.

Baroka, when they were relegated two seasons ago, became just the second team in the PSL era to be demoted without winning an away match, after Ajax Cape Town (now Cape Town Spurs) in the 2017/18 season.

Nkoane’s appointment by Baroka came early this year after Moloi was put aside as results were not forthcoming, with the latter having replaced Vincent Kobola during the FIFA World Cup break.

Nkoane holds a record in South African club football as he was in charge of Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the Nedbank Cup in the 2019/20 season that beat Steve Komphela’s Golden Arrows on penalties, becoming the first side from the fourth tier to beat a team from PSL top flight.

VUT were then defeated by Mamelodi Sundowns in the last 16, who went on to win the competition. After that Nkoane went on to join Royal Eagles and Sekhukhune United, forming part of Babina Noko’s technical team that secured the PSL top-flight promotion.

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.