Former Marumo Gallants coach Dan Dance Malesela has been appointed as the new head coach of Motsepe Foundation Championship side Baroka FC. Malesela will steer the ship of the PSL side until the end of the season after replacing Stanford Nkoane.

The appointment of Malesela comes after a 1-1 stalemate against Casric Stars at Solomon Mahlangu stadium on Sunday.

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Malesela, who has won one major trophy in his coaching career has stated the negotiations between him and the club chairman Khurishi Mphahlele didn’t take long to reach an agreement.

“We didn’t talk for too long, I think it was one or two and we agreed. I was fortunate sometimes when I was with the other team, I was driving with my technical team and (I said) I’m interested in seeing the village and fortunately the chairman was here and I was highly [impressed] with what I saw,” Malesela stated.


According to the Baroka chairman, the former Chippa United coach could remain with the club next season if they get promoted to top flight football next season. Mphahlele has alluded their aim is to get back to the DStv Premiership next season.

“You all know his name and he is going to be with us until the end of the season. Hopefully when we get to the DStv Premiership he will be with us.

“Our aim is to get to the DStv Premiership next season. That is why we have a man like Dan here to sign with us.”

Baroka are yet to register their first win of the season in the Motsepe Foundation Championship after playing five matches. The Limpopo based team are welcoming Upington City on Wednesday afternoon.

By Katleho Hlalele