While it was expected that the club would be releasing some of their players at the end of the season, it came a surprise when Baroka announced that they have parted ways with four of their players this month.
Bakgaga let go of right-back Kamogelo Mogaswa, midfielder Mogau Khwinana as well as forwards Ranga Chivaviro and Tebogo Sodi in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis.
Speaking to FARPost, head coach Dylan Kerr insists the decision to let go of the quartet was also to allow them to start looking for new opportunities early.
“There is a never a good time when you release a player” said Kerr.
“I know the Chairman (Khurishi Mphahlele) has sorted them out with regard to their salaries. But the practicality of it is that was it worth it to keep a player whose contract is going to finish in a couple of months? Are we going to use them? Are they going to be available for the last six games? How are they performing?
“So it was a football decision and there will never be a good time. So to keep them at the club and allow them to come back to training (post-coronavirus) and say, ‘oh by the way we are going to release you now’ would not have been right. So this also allows them an opportunity to go to another club when training resumes to train and try their luck,” explained Kerr.
Mogaswa made 5 league appearances, Khwinana made just a single start while Chivaviro made 7 appearances with one goal since his return from TS Sporting.
Sodi, on the other hand, has not played any match for the Ga-Mphahlele side since his return from Swallows FC.
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By Ofhani Munyai