So called small team’s progress often goes unnoticed, but let us be honest Baroka FC and Leicester City’s resurgent is hard to ignore. They have done the unthinkable and they deserve to be where they are.
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When Leicester City’s name is mentioned, two other words come up and those words are ‘giant slayers’. Guess what, South Africa also has a giant slayer and that is Baroka FC.
Their passion and swagger is amazing
A national First Division side that plays its football with passion and swagger. They are fearless like Leicester City, they are a side playing in a lower league but they are not afraid to slay bigger sides. They have shown what they made of in the Nedbank so far.
They have slaughtered giants in PSL before
A few seasons ago in the very same competition, the Nedbank Cup they made a club of Kaizer Chief’s quality look like amateurs. They didn’t end with Chiefs but also slaughtered Moroka Swallows. Those days were the days of Sello Chokoe, their former coach who is famously known for his black glove that he wore.
Their coach has the perfect spirit for the team
They now have a new man who is carrying the same spirit of being fearless and that man is Kgokolo Thobejane. They are on top of the table in the league and they finished off another Premier Soccer League side Polokwane City with a convincing 2-0 win on Sunday. Goals from Albert Mothupa and Collins Makgaka sealed the win.
Lower division clubs should learn from Baroka FC and the English Club Leicester City
All the clubs that have progressed to the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup must be prepared to face a tough challenge against this fearless Baroka side. It is always good to have such determined clubs in South African leagues. It makes football more exciting, clubs in the lower leagues should learn from Baroka FC and Leicester City’s fighting spirits and the belief that everything is possible in football.