Woza Nazo

Baroka face Rise and Shine in Polokwane derby

2018-02-12 13:57
Kgoloko Thobejane (Gallo Images)

Absa wraps up its first Woza Nazo rivalry match of the second half of the Premiership season between Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates.

Cape Town - The Woza Nazo campaign moves on to the Polokwane derby where Baroka FC and Polokwane City will go head-to-head for much-needed three points in an Absa Premiership clash.

The cross-town rivals will go into this shoot-out with all guns blazing to secure the maximum points with both teams searching for a win to turn around their poor form.

Baroka - who started the 2017/18 season strongly - currently sit in 9th position in the standings with Polokwane four points behind in 13th spot.

Bragging rights will be up for grabs with Baroka having gone three games without a win - while Polokwane have fared even worse by going winless in six games.

Rise and Shine's most recent defeat came in a Cup competition as Bernard Molekwa's men suffered the embarrassment of being knocked out by minnows Ubuntu Cape Town.

Bakgaga have also been in recent turmoil as coach Kgoloko Thobejane has been suspended by the club as they look to address a poor run of form in the new year.

The Limpopo outfit made an impressive start to the new campaign, going unbeaten in the league until October 22, but they have won just twice since then to fall out of contention for the title.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.