‘Baroka never pushed Nyirenda’


Baroka chairman Khurishi Mphahlele insists their former coach Wedson Nyirenda was never pushed into stepping down from his position and that relations are still fine with him.

The Zambian resigned as head coach of Bakgaga late last month and was replaced by former Leopards coach Dylan Kerr.

Although Nyirenda has yet to come out and give reasons for his stepping down, there has been speculation that interference from the management could have pushed him.  

“No, he left peacefully, he is still in Polokwane now and we are talking. He is still using our facilities (vehicle and accommodation) so he is still our man,” Mphahlele told FARPost.co.za.

“We are not chasing him so we want to allow him to relocate nicely and hopefully even if he goes back home (Zambia) we can still visit him. We like him, he has been good to us. We were a bit disappointed with our results but they were playing good football but football is about results.”

Nyirenda remains the only coach to have won a domestic cup with a team from Limpopo since the PSL inception in 1996. This follows the 2018 Telkom Knockout win against Orlando Pirates.  

By Ofhani Munyai

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