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Mammila Makes Bullish Statement Ahead Of Tuks Clash

Baroka FC caretaker coach Morgan Mammila says people are going to change their tune once his side wins their PSL Promotion/Playoff match against University of Pretoria on Wednesday.

Bakgakga remain rooted at bottom of the promotional playoffs log after their goalless draw with DStv premiership side Richards Bay over the weekend, a point Mammila believes is good enough to keep them in contention.

After two matches, the Natal Rich Boyz lead the standings with four points followed by AmaTuks with three, while Baroka have picked up just one point so far.

Mammila, who rejoined the Limpopo side this past week after his unceremonious exit from Chippa United, and replaced the suspended Dan Malesela at the helm, is confident Baroka’s victory over Tuks in midweek will be decisive.

“Once I win on Wednesday you are all going to change the tune,” said Mammila.

“Once we win on Wednesday everyone will now change the tune and say you’ve got a chance. For now, where we are now, you’ll say we don’t have a chance but we still have two games to go just like other teams with two games to go.

“It’s just two point difference with AmaTuks. We play wait and see all of them. If you ask them [Richards Bay] they’ll say no, if you ask Tuks are you in they will say no. Nobody is in now, Wednesday will decide who is in and who is out.

“It keeps us in contention. Remember if we win these two matches we are in although we’ll wait for them when they play on the 15th. But if they play a draw or whoever wins, we beat that one then we are in. It’s going to be tight; it’s going to be tight this season because they are scoring one goal, one goal. It’s going to be tight.”

Baroka welcome AmaTuks to the Global Stadium on Wednesday afternoon as they finally look to get their first three points of the playoffs.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.