Polokwane – Baroka FC earned themselves some respiratory room within the backside half of the Absa Premiership desk as Prince Nxumalo’s early objective sealed a 1-0 win over Polokwane Metropolis at Pietersburg Stadium on Saturday.
Polokwane went into this conflict and not using a head coach after parting methods with Serbian Zlatko Krmpotic on Friday.
And, after a run of 4 straight defeats within the Absa Premiership, Rise and Shine have been hoping to kick-start a revival with a victory over Bakgaga.
Baroka, however, have been in the same place within the league standings, having collected only one level from their earlier 4 league fixtures.
Nxumalo made his debut within the goalless draw with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in midweek, and retained his place within the beginning XI for the conflict with Polokwane.
He repaid the religion proven in him by head coach Wedson Nyirenda as he slotted dwelling after simply seven minutes of play to present the guests an early lead.
Polokwane redoubled their efforts after falling behind, however they have been unable to interrupt down an obstinate Baroka defence because the guests held on to their slender benefit heading into the half-time break.
Regardless of scoring a superb hat-trick within the 5-Three defeat to Cape City Metropolis in midweek, Charlton Mashumba was unable to repeat his heroics after the break as Polokwane once more struggled to stamp their mark on proceedings.
Whereas Baroka have been unable so as to add to their early benefit, the solitary objective proved sufficient in the long run because the guests got here out on high in a carefully contested Limpopo derby.
– TeamTalk Media