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Baroka chairman dismisses sack claim

Baroka chairman Khurishi Mphahlele has hit out at suggestions the club recently released four players for non-footballing reasons.

Ranga Chivaviro, Tebogo Sodi, Mogau Khwinana and Kamogelo Mogaswa were all let go by Bakgaga as the Premier Soccer League club cleaned house ahead of the restart of football.

The PSL has been suspended for over two months, as a result of the corobavirus, leading teams to begin trimming their squads as they feel the pinch of inactivity.

The four Baroka players were released due to a lack of game time - and not for any reported behavioral issues says Mphahlele, although questions were asked of Chivaviro, who had played five of the club's last eight league matches.

Speaking to the Sowetan, Mphahlele said: "Why must I answer a question about one boy? What's special about him because I released four players? We released all of them because they were not playing.

"I hired them to play not to sit here. About partying and all those things, I don't know; I don't live with them. I don't follow players around when they are away from work."

Coach Dylan Kerr, meanwhile, added: "Their personal lifestyle has nothing to do with me. If you are a striker you must score goals, if not you must do introspection.

"We saw that they were not getting game time, so it was better to release them."