BAROKA FC coach Wedson Nyirenda says he has been a man of honours and wherever he goes he creates a difference for the good of the people he works for.
The former Chipolopolo coach is a happy man after honouring a promise he made to club chairman Khurishi Mphahlele when he joined the Limpopo-based outfit in June.
Nyirenda vowed to deliver Bakgaga’s first trophy this season and made good on his word on Saturday, as his side beat Orlando Pirates 3-2 on penalties in the Telkom Knockout final at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Nyirenda has won trophies in all three countries he has been.
In 2007 and 2008, he won back to back league titles at Zesco.
In 2016 he won league title in Mozambique with Ferroviario Beir, now a league cup in SA with Baroka.
“I think I have been a man of honours. Wherever I go I create a difference for the good of the people I work for,” Nyirenda said according to kickoff.com
“It did not come as surprise because those who I have been with when I arrived, including the chairman; I told them we will win the Telkom Knockout cup and move to a position we have never been in the league because we needed to grow in football. I have been preaching about winning this cup and thank God it has happened,” Nyirenda said.
The former Zambia coach wished his late mother was still around to share in his success.
His mom passed away shortly before Baroka’s quarter-final 2-0 victory over Mamelodi Sundowns on November 3.
“I would have loved to take this cup to her if she was still alive,” said the ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker.
“That grief was too much because I have been the closest child to her. For many years I had been living with her. When she was sick it was a burden for me because I was working outside the country.”