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Baroka FC players celebrating their goal against Kaizer Chiefs  ~ Gallo Images

BAROKA FC and Golden Arrows have added some much-needed spice in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) this season.

If you take a squint at the PSL table, the two rather unfashionable clubs are sitting pretty at the top – something that was as unthinkable as Zodwa Wabantu wearing some knickers.

It seems those days are gone when the so-called big clubs Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns would be occupying top positions without even raising a sweat.

It may still be early days but Abafana Bes’thende are saying catch us if you can to the rest of the 15 clubs.

They’re dishing out some delicious football, leaving soccer fans licking their fingers in delight.

When it comes to matters on the pitch, Bakgaga are pleasantly arrogant. They’re prancing around like peacocks and not fearing any club. They have brought back the aura of that club that shocked Mzansi when they booted Amakhosi out of the Nedbank Cup in 2011.

Off the field, Baroka coach Kgoloko Thobejane is an entertainer, a winner with his hilarious pre- and post- match comments.

Arrows and Baroka are the only teams who have not recorded a loss in this campaign so far. After the Fifa international break, Arrows and Baroka are back to PSL action where they will face one another on Wednesday.

Normally, a match between the two clubs was never the talk of town. It was never a match that got the bookmakers excited, or even fellows rushing home for the TV. But, this time around, the match will be highly anticipated and will have a lot of significance when it comes to the PSL log.

Arrows’ Kudakwashe Mahachi and Lerato Lamola are unstoppable after scoring three goals each in the new campaign. Gift Motupa wants to show Pirates it was a mistake to put him on loan. He’s now the league’s top goalscorer and will be looking forward to scoring more and running away with the Golden Boot at the end of the season.

Arrows and Baroka have added excitement to what was becoming a boring PSL. Do they have enough in their tanks to go all the way? It will be interesting to see how things pan out.

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