Kgoloko Thobejane Becomes Fifth Coach to Lose His Job This Year, Baroka FC Demote Him to Diski Challenge Side

Kgoloko Thobejane Becomes Fifth Coach to Lose His Job This Year, Baroka FC Demote Him to Diski Challenge Side

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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  • Kgoloko Thobejane has been demoted by Baroka FC and will now coach the DStv Diski Challenge side
  • Baroka FC took action against Kgoloko Thobejane after the club suffered a defeat against Swallows FC
  • Kgoloko Thobejane only achieved four wins with the club from the 19 games that he was in charge

As the DStv Premiership season nears its end, pressure is mounting on coaches whose sides are not performing.

Kgoloko Thobejane is the latest coach to fall victim to the mounting pressure as Baroka FC have decided to demote him.

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Kgoloko Thobejane has been demoted by Baroka FC as the club moved him on to manage their DStv Diski Challenge team. Image: @GOALcomSA
Source: Twitter

Thobejane has been demoted to the club’s Diski Challenge side, where he will take over as head coach, The Citizen reports.

The club also confirmed the news on their official Twitter account, noting who Thobejane would be replaced by.

During his 19 games in charge of Baroka, Thobejane achieved four wins, four draws and 11 losses.

Thobejane’s demotion came as a result of Baroka’s defeat at the hands of Swallows FC over the weekend. Baroka were 2-0 at halftime but eventually lost the match 3-2, IOL noted.

The loss left Baroka rooted to the bottom of the table on 18 points, five behind Swallows and TS Galaxy. While he was not axed from the team as a whole, Thobejane did become the fifth manager to lose their job during the season.

AmaZulu started the trend when they parted ways with Benni McCarthy. SuperSport United and Lamontville Golden joined the party when they let go of Kaitano Tembo and Lehlohonolo Seema.

Kaizer Chiefs were the latest coach to sack their manager when they axed Stuart Baxter.

Stuart Baxter shockingly axed by Kaizer Chiefs, a string of poor results at the Amakhosi is to blame for the dismissal

Stuart Baxter’s reign at the Amakhosi is over. After a string of poor results and another disappointing season for the Sowetan team, Sports Brief reported that Kaizer Chiefs have decided to part ways with the Scotsman.

Soccer Laduma confirmed that Arthur Zwane and Dillion Sheppard would be in charge of the club until the end of the season. Baxter came under fire from fans after the defeat to SuperSport United, with many in the stadium asking him to leave.

Baxter hit back at fans, saying that he was the most successful coach that the club has had in the past 20 years, The South African reported. However, he admitted that if fans wanted him to leave, he would, only if that’s what management wanted.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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