Madubanya: TKO champs can't go down

Baroka FC captain Letladi Madubanya says it would be embarrassing for the side to get relegated the same season they were crowned Telkom Knockout champions. 

READ: ‘The PSL is our bread and butter’

Bakgaga made history last weekend when they beat Soweto giants Orlando Pirates on penalties to become the first side from Limpopo to win a major knockout competition in the PSL.

Baroka, who also beat Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits on their way to lifting the trophy, have not been so convincing in the Absa Premiership, though. With just two victories in 13 matches, Madubanya knows that they need to start picking up as many points as possible to get themselves out of the relegation battle.

Baroka have previously had to fight for survival in the playoffs, so they’d rather finish the season comfortably, instead of having to stress and look over their shoulder every week.

“That’s my fear, because right now we are going into the December break, so we have to be quite careful. And don’t forget that our bread and butter is the league. Cups are three or four games, but what’s more important is the league. So hopefully we act professionally and everybody comes to the party,” the former SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder says.

Bakgaga will next take on Wits at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.


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