BAROKA are optimistic that their new signing Prince Nxumalo will help them return to winning ways.

The 29-year-old striker joined the struggling Limpopo based side last week.

And Bakgaga coach Wedson Nyirenda is pleased with what he has seen from the former GladAfrica Championship outfit Ajax Cape Town star at training.

“I think next week, he will be part of the team that will face Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Nyirenda.

“His fitness level is not bad. He looks good and I think he had been taking good care of himself despite not having a team for the past weeks.

“He looks very well at training. I think he will be part of the selection for our next game.”

The former Zambian national team and Zesco United coach has been complaining about his strikers missing chances and now he will put his trust in the Durban born star.

“ It is one thing as a striker to place yourself in a scoring position, but it takes a little bit of extra thinking to put the ball inside the net,” he said.

“But with us, we are blasting the ball over the post as we look desperate. We are making other teams goalkeepers looks good.”

Nyirenda is also pleased with the effort of former SuperSport United defender Denwin Farmer is displaying at training.

The 22-year-old signed with the Telkom Knockout Cup champions this season but has not be given game time.

He was on the bench in Baroka’s 1-0 defeat against AmaZulu in an Absa Premiership clash at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

“Denwin has integrated himself with the team very well,” explained the former Kaizer Chiefs striker.

“That is why you saw him on the bench on Sunday. In no time you will see him playing.”