Absa Premiership

Ambitious Dylan Kerr targets Nedbank Cup glory with Baroka FC

Dylan Kerr (Gallo Images)
Dylan Kerr (Gallo Images)

Baroka coach Dylan Kerr has his sights set on winning the Nedbank Cup but admits their preparations leading up to the game are not ideal.

Bakgaga face Bloemfontein Celtic in their semi-final clash next week, as Bidvest Wits face Mamelodi Sundowns in the other semi.

A win for Baroka could be a massive boost for the side, who entered the enforced break, as a result of the coronavirus, in a lowly 13th place on the Premiership standings.

Speaking to Goal, Kerr explained: "It's our FA Cup and the biggest competition in the league for me. It's the last cup of the season and what a way it would be to end the season on a high by winning it."

Kerr added: "It goes against everything a coach wants to do before any game. Never mind such a huge game. We normally need to play competitive games against good opponents to see the level (of fitness) of your team.

"Now we have 25 players who want to play in the semi-final. Within our team, we have played 11 versus 11 – it's very competitive and you risk injuries.

"If we win, it will give us good momentum going into other games. It would set us up nicely for the remaining league games and then the cup final."

- TEAMtalk media