Baroka FC head coach Wedson Nyirenda relishing clash with Kaizer Chiefs


The former Zambia striker was a member of the Amakhosi team that beat a strong Mamelodi Sundowns side comprising the likes of Sizwe Motaung, Phil Masinga and Daniel 'Mambush' Mudau in the BP Top 8 final at FNB Stadium in 1994.

Nyirenda scored a brace for the Glamour Boys that day to help Chiefs clinch the trophy with a 3-2 victory.

Chiefs are currently outside the reckoning for the title but relatively comfortable for a top-eight spot, while at the opposite end a second-from-bottom Baroka are desperate for relegation survival.

On Saturday evening Nyirenda and Bakgaga will visit Chiefs in an Absa Premiership encounter, a game that he says always gives him excitement.

"Returning to FNB always gives me fond memories, and more so playing against Chiefs gives me that excitement," Nyirenda tells

"FNB shall always remain my home and I feel so free playing there. This match will bring so much interest to both teams because we are on opposite poles. While Chiefs are fighting to get to the top, we are fighting to come out of the deep.

"Chiefs want to bag a trophy after a long time while Baroka has one this season. Chiefs are playing great football under coach [Ernst] Middendorp and [Shaun] Bartlett. A great game it shall be."

Kick-off at FNB Stadium on Saturday is at 18h00.