Cape Town - Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane believes his team must win silverware this season, ahead of Sunday's Telkom Knockout last-16 clash against Cape Town City.
The Premiership's surprise package lost their first match of the season 1-0 to Bidvest Wits, although they still retain a one-point lead at the top of the table over Golden Arrows.
Meanwhile, the Citizens are hitting their first real rough patch of form under coach Benni McCarthy, having lost three matches in a row in all competitions.
Thobejane takes the view that beating McCarthy's men is a priority as Bakgaga begin their quest for a first trophy in South Africa's top flight.
"We need to lay our hands on silverware‚ we need to win cups because we are in football to compete. Come Sunday‚ we must see ourselves going through to the quarter-final stage," he told the SowetanLIVE website.
"We want to take our league form into the cup competition and we will be ready for that challenge."
Commenting the league defeat to Wits, Thobejane added: "The loss came because we did not finish off some of the chances that we created‚ but we accept it because we came into this game wanting to extend the gap between us and Arrows.
"Now‚ it there is only one point difference between us and Arrows but we are still there at the top of the log."