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Nyirenda: 'I think I can now sleep'

Baroka FC coach Wedson Nyirenda admits a great weight has been lifted off his shoulders after steering his side to safety on the final day of the season.

Bakgaga narrowly avoided being dragged into the bottom two positions as they rallied from behind to clinch a 1-1 draw with Maritzburg, who will now cast their attentions towards the promotion/relegation play-offs.

And, with his side's league safety now secured, Nyirenda will enjoy some time off to rest and recuperate following a stressful end to the 2018/19 season.

"I think I can now sleep," Nyirenda was quoted as saying by Times Live. "I think I will sleep for the next three days and I am not going to wake up.

"They have worked for their lives and they have worked for my life and I love it."

When asked about his plans for next season, Nyirenda revealed that the club's recruitment drive had already begun.

The Zambian coach has identified a lack of depth in his squad and as such, he would like to bring in a number of new players in the off-season.

He added: "I think the biggest problem we had was the depth. The depth of the team was not there.

"We had very few players and we were just changing the same players and we could not have the legs.

"We had young players playing all these games. We had some playing in the Telkom and others in the Nedbank and the league; I think it is too much."

He continued: "There are some players that I think we have targeted. I think we have spoken to one of two of them already.

"All we need is competition. We have the team now. The boys have tasted the PSL and they are now PSL material.

"Next season we need competition. We need people to know that if I don’t play well today somebody is going to play and take my position."