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Kerr keen to complete semis

Dylan Kerr says double headers should be considered as an option to complete the Nedbank Cup this season.

Baroka were eagerly awaiting their semi-final clash with Bloemfontein Celtic ahead of the enforced lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

Speaking to the Sowetan on Friday, the Bakgakga boss explained that in the past stadiums used to draw vast crowds by having numerous matches at one venue on one day.

And in an effort to avoid the competition being scrapped, Kerr said he would happily play two games in one day.

He told the Sowetan: "We used to do double-headers back in the day and the charity cup in SA also used to be semis and a final in a single day.

"It used to sell the stadium out but we don't know if fans would be allowed. But I would have no problem doing things that way.

"But first we have to overcome this crisis not just here but around the world."

With Baroka heading into the break in 13th place on the Premier Soccer League, survival is also very much on the minds of the club.

Kerr added: "If you asked me to choose I would obviously want to get the cup and ensure we survive relegation. It won't be easy but we are willing to put the work in and do whatever it takes."

Mamelodi Sundowns take on Bidvest Wits in the other Nedbank Cup semifinal.