Baroka head coach Matsemela Thoka was relieved to walk away with all three points in their DStv Premiership clash against AmaZulu FC at King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
A lone goal from Richard Mbulu minutes before the half-time break was all Bakgaga needed to keep their top-eight hopes alive.
“It was a difficult one, but credit goes to the boys. I think we really planned very well against AmaZulu,” Thoka told the media.
“We stopped them to build from the back and our game plan worked in our favour. I’m happy for the performance of the boys and three points away from home.”
The Limpopo-based outfit mentor also reflected on their next league game against the Nedbank Cup reigning champions Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) on Tuesday, May 18.
The Limpopo derby between Baroka and TTM will be more than just a battle for victory and bragging rights, as Vhadau Vha Damani are fighting to survive relegation, while Baroka want to see themselves in the top-eight.
“Tshakhuma, another tough match. They are still celebrating their Nedbank Cup glory. But since they are playing on the 12th and again on the 15th so we need to make sure that we get something out of that especially three points to consolidate our top-eight spot,” he added.
“Having defeated the in-inform AmaZulu, who were 16 games unbeaten, will definitely give us morale booster going into our next game.”
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By Mauwane Raophala