Nyirenda’s head on the chopping block


FARPost.co.za can reveal that Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda is living on borrowed time and could be fired if they fail to win against AmaZulu at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Sources at the club have painted a bleak future for the Zambian at the club.

In December last year, Nyirenda was the toast of town when he guided Baroka to their Telkom Knockout triumph, but things have turned sour.

“If we fail to beat AmaZulu, it’s over for him,” revealed one source on Saturday.

It’s rather not surprising that Nyirenda’s days at Baroka are numbered.

Bakgaga are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership standings, which goes against club boss Khurishi Mphahlele’s wishes that they should instead be fighting for the coveted league title.

Last season, Baroka finished in a precarious 14th spot, just a couple of places above the automatic relegation spot.

This season nothing has changed, with Baroka currently on the same spot.

Baroka have lost three matches in a row in the Absa Premiership. They went down to Highlands Park (1-2), Kaizer Chiefs (0-1) and Maritzburg United (0-1).

As if that wasn’t enough, Baroka also lost on penalties to SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout last 16 recently.

If Nyirenda goes, he would be following the likes of Cavin Johnson and Clinton Larsen, who parted ways with AmaZulu and Chippa United respectively.

Efforts to reach Baroka boss Khurishi Mphahlele were not successful.

In case you missed it, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) want Nyirenda to return as national team head coach.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa



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