Limpopo Derby a ‘Cup Final’ – Larsen


There will be so much at stake when Baroka host Polokwane City in the Absa Premiership Limpopo derby on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams languish at the bottom 3 of the table with just 2 points separating them with 13 matches remaining.

The Polokwane neighbours also have new mentors at the help with Rise and Shine appointing Clinton Larsen while Bakgaga have Dylan Kerr at the helm.

Larsen, whose team has lost 9 of their last 10 league games, admits it’s a do or die encounter.

“Six pointer, a Cup Final. They (Baroka) are our immediate competition and we can’t run away from the fact that Baroka, Leopards, AmaZulu, Stellenbosch are our immediate competition with regard to getting out of the situation” Larsen told

“So Baroka are in the same situation as us and it’s a result that is important to both teams and hopefully we will be the ones to back the points,” he said.

City are still missing the likes of Cyril Chibwe, Sibusiso Mbonani, Ayanda Nkili and Nicolas Motloung due to injuries.

They welcomed midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela this morning on loan from Kaizer Chiefs, SA/U player Onyedikachi Ononogbu who started training with them on Thursday is set to be unveiled as their latest signing in a deal that will see Mpambaniso Monde move to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

By Ofhani Munyai

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