JOHANNESBURG – While Wedson Nyirenda was left wishing football allowed for a change of the entire team during a match, Jozef Vukusic was looking ahead to the season with glee.
As the Polokwane derby produced a winner for the first time ever, Polokwane City beat Baroka FC 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, the two coaches’ contrasting reactions to the result was expected.
Having enjoyed a win over Cape Town City and a credible draw against Kaizer Chiefs prior to the weekend’s clash, Nyirenda’s Baroka were slight favourites going into the match.
And when they dominated the initial quarter-hour, hope sprang eternal that Bakgaga would reign supreme.
It was not to be though as the men in green incredibly went flat, allowing Polokwane to not only get a grip of a match they’d hitherto looked to be set to chase in vain but also gifting them a first half goal that set them up for victory.