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Baroka part ways with four players

Baroka part ways with four players

Baroka part ways with four players

Limpopo-based top-flight outfit Baroka have released four players, the club confirmed on Sunday.

Bakgaga went into the league recess sitting in 13th place on the standings, and will resume without the services of the quartet, who managed a combined 13 appearances for the club in the current season.

Baroka bid farewell to four players

The players in question are centre-forward Ranga Chivaviro, attacking midfielders Tebogo Sodi and Mogau Khwinana, and Kamogelo Mogaswa, who plays as a defender.

Chivariro managed the most game time out of the four, making seven league appearances since his return from a loan spell with first-division outfit TS Sporting in January.

The 27-year-old netted a single goal for the 2018 Telkom Knockout champions, and was one of three players in the departing group to have spent time in the second tier during the past campaign, with Sodi turning out for promotion hopefuls, Moroka Swallows for the duration of the season, while Khwinana was recalled from University of Pretoria.

Despite spending weeks back at Baroka, Khwinana featured only once for the club, lasting just 45 minutes in the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 clash against third-tier outfit Hungry Lions.

The other player in the group, Mogaswa, struggled to string together consistent appearances, featuring just five times in the league throughout the season. His last game came in the closing fixture of 2019, where Baroka were beaten at home by newly-promoted Stellenbosch.

Some lockdown movements in the PSL

Baroka have been one of the busier teams during the lockdown period, with club chairman Khurisi Mphahlele reportedly overseeing signings for the next season already.

Elsewhere, Bidvest Wits, Black Leopards and Supersport United have also seen some departures.

Scottish striker Simon Murray left The Clever Boys just days before the lockdown took effect in South Africa, while Matsatsansa completed the transfer of reserve goalkeeper Brad Norman to Paraguayan outfit Sportivo Luqueño in February.

Leopards, on the other hand, have released midfielder Karabo Tshepe, who is currently without a club.

An announcement on whether or not the league will resume in the foreseeable future is expected to be made in the coming days after soccer bosses sat with Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa earlier in the month.

 

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