Baptism of fire for coaches

2013-10-23 16:20

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Two days after being unveiled as the new Polokwane City coach, Boebie Solomons faces a baptism of fire this evening.

Solomons will lead misfiring City against equally inconsistent Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium, hoping to help his team to their second win of the season.

Another coach bracing himself for a baptism of fire is Golden Arrows’ new man Mark Harrison, who comes up against high-riding Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals at Orlando Stadium.

Harrison, who left Chippa United to replace Manqoba Mngqithi at Arrows, could not have asked for a better outing than visiting Pirates at their slaughterhouse.

Pirates are still on a high after qualifying for the final of the CAF Champions League where they will meet Egyptian giants and defending champions Al Ahly.

Arrows, who lie third from the bottom of the log, would be hoping for an upset.

PSL new arrivals City have found life in the elite league tough, with only a single victory in six league matches.

But their 2-0 victory over struggling Ajax Cape Town in their last league outing should spur them on.

Solomons knows he has a daunting task ahead as he has inherited a team with low morale. Although he said he was up to the task, the odds are against his team winning at Wits – who, despite losing their last outing to Sundowns, are still a formidable side.

Gavin Hunt is still trying to get his best combination after joining the students in the off season.

Both games kick off at 7.30pm.

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