Zambia's Wedson Nyirenda linked with Baroka coaching job

Zambia's Wedson Nyirenda linked with Baroka coaching job
Wedson Nyirenda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 22, 2018. 15:00

Zambia national team coach Wedson Nyirenda has been linked with a coaching job in the South African Premier Soccer League.

The Chipolopolo boss is reportedly on his way to Baroka FC to take over the coaching reigns at Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele.

Baroka currently have no coach after sacking Kgoloko Thobejane in March this year and his interim successor MacDonald Makhubedu was also sacked.

In the final matches of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership campaign, the club was coached by Technical Director Doctor Khumalo.

The former Kaizer Chiefs striker has reportedly emerged as a favourite to land the job with the Limpopo-based side.

Speaking to the Sowetan website, CEO Morgan Mammila said they are talking to a number of coaches without revealing their names.

"An announcement will be made soon and we are pleading with our fans to give us time as we finalise things in this regard,” he said to the Sowetan.

“The man we are talking to has won the league championship on the continent‚ he has coached in the Caf Champions League and at national team level.

"We are looking at someone with experience because next season we want to be competitive.

“Obviously we have to boost the team for next season and we have an idea of which areas need to be improved.

"There are players who will be leaving the club and those who will be coming in‚ but we will make announcements at a later stage.”

Moreover, names such as Dan Malesela and Teboho Moloi have also been mentioned in the race to take over the reigns at the club.

Baroka finished 14th last season with 34 points from 30 Premier Soccer League matches.

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