Massive clear out at Baroka after relegation!

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Nhlanhla Mgaga is among the players who are set to leave Baroka FC. 
Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Nhlanhla Mgaga is among the players who are set to leave Baroka FC. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

JUST days after Baroka were relegated to the GladAfrica Championship, the Limpopo club is having a clear out ahead of life in the First Division next season.

According to SunSport sources, Baroka held a meeting on Tuesday and it was decided that the club is set to part ways with players such as defenders Bonginkosi Makume, Denwin Farmer, Vusi Sibiya, striker Richard Mbulu, two midfielders Manuel Kambala and Nhlanhla Mgaga.

However, according to the mole, Makume, Mgaga, Sibiya are going to be sold while Mbulu and Farmer’s contracts won’t be renewed.

Mgaga’s contract will expire at the end of next season while that of Makume’s will expire in June but the club has an option to renew, something they will do in the next coming days before he is sold. Another player whose contract will expire in June is Leonardo Affonso, who has hardly played since he arrived.     

“For Makume, it must be a good offer as more than three teams are interested in him,” said the insider.

While the club is set to make changes to the squad, co-coaches Vincent Kobola and Stan Nkoana are set to remain in charge in the Championship. The duo replaced Kgoloko Thobejane last month.

Under the duo, things improved in the four matches they were in charge, winning two, drawing one and losing the other.

Baroka were relegated with they lost their final match of the season going down 1-0 away to Maritzburg United last weekend.

In going down, Baroka have become the second PSL top flight club to finish the entire season without winning an away match and relegated to the second tier.

They joined Cape Town Spurs (then Ajax Cape Town) who notched this unwanted record in the 2017-18 season.

In 15 away matches, both Baroka land Spurs have identical records having lost 12 and drawn three. Both also won six matches at home. 

 

 

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