Wada Wada: I am used to pressure
Baroka FC coach Wedson Nyirenda may have received backing from chairman Khurishi Mphahlele recently, but the Zambian will know that patience in football often runs out.
Nyirenda’s Baroka side slumped to their fifth defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 by Limpopo rivals Black Leopards in Thohoyandou on Wednesday.
Bakgaga have registered just one victory in the nine matches they’ve played so far and it does not get any easier for them as they prepare to take on last weekend’s MTN8 losing finalists SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday (15h30).
Nyirenda says he is used to celebrating wherever he goes, but the Baroka experience so far has been anything but a joy ride.
“I’ve never had it this way in my career. When you coach a team, it has to play, it has to enjoy and it has to create the chances and this is happening. But at the end of the day we are not finishing, so what we do want? Do we want to win? If we want to win, then we have to put the ball in the back of the net,” Nyirenda said after Bakgaga’s defeat to Lidoda Duvha.
“The main problem is finishing. The finishing is killing this team, we need to do something about it. Quality is needed up there. If we are to change things for the Baroka people, drastic measures have to be taken.”
He added: “I am used to pressure, but I am not comfortable with losing games. I don’t like that. I am a man who is used to celebrating all the time. Wherever I go I create impact, but it’s not coming, so what do I do?”
Nyirenda, however, is confident he can turn things around.
“I can turn things. The only problem is putting the ball in the back of the net.”[Kickoff]
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