Absa Premiership

Baroka primed for squad changes

2016-12-30 14:31
Kgoloko Thobejane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka boss Khurishi Mphahlele insists coach Kgoloko Thobejane will not be fired in the wake of a string of disappointing results, but admits changes will be implemented.

The newly-promoted outfit are currently bottom of the table, having collected maximum points on just two occasions this season from there 15 allotted matches, and Mphahlele says that amendments to the playing squad and technical team are inevitable.

"We've got to make a few changes. We still have faith in Kgoloko," he told The Star. "But we need to get him some kind of assistance and we are currently talking with a few guys with the view of getting one of them as a technical director.

"There's always strength in teamwork and we believe Kgoloko and the entire technical team will benefit from getting someone with lots of experience."

And Mphahlele has also highlighted the areas of the squad that he feels need to be bolstered in the January transfer window.

"While we acknowledge the dangerous position we are in, we are not panicking because the team has been playing very well," he added.

"But I'd rather we played badly and won matches than what has been the case with the goals not coming. We are working on fixing it by beefing up our strike force and one option is to ask the chairman (Irvin Khoza) to loan us Thabiso (Kutumela).

"We clearly need to fix our back-line.

"And we are busy trying out a few goalkeepers so that we can keep our current guy on his toes with some competition.

"We also have to get a centre-back and we will use the transfer window period to fix those positions," he concluded.

The Durban-based team will be looking for an upturn in form and results when they take on Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on February 2, 2017.

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