Ex-Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has reached his first cup final just five months after his appointment at South African club Baroka.

Baroka beat defending champions Bidvest Wits 1-0 at home in Polokwane on Sunday to make their debut cup final appearance in the club’ eleven-year history.

The game’s lone goal came in the minute via a Matome Mabeba 8th minute free kick as Nyirenda reached his first target in his mandate handed to him by the Baroka board.

However, after dominating the first half, Baroka found themselves under pressure the entire second half against Wits but had some disciplined defending to thank for to reach the final.

Baroka face Orlando Pirates in the final on December 8 in Port Elizabeth.

“It feels so good to be in the final for the first time in my life as a PSL coach. We are so excited but that excitement should end today so that we can start thinking of other things,” Nyirenda said.

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  1. I wish Nyirenda was given enough time to coach the National team together with Lwandamina and Patrick Phiri


    • Nyerenda should import some players, especially goalkeeper he can train for Zambia. Unfortunately Zambia never get along with Nyerenda, and he will never be Zambian National Team coach again.


    • Stop talking nonsense. Nyirenda was given more than enough time* to coach Chipolopolo So some of you have such short memories? How did you pass matric if you forget so easily?


  2. Well done Nyirenda for reaching the cup final, unfortunately your team is in the relegation zone in the league, second from last. I hope you survive, we wish you all the best



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