According to a source close to the club, the former Black Aces coach will replace Kgoloko Thobejane, who has since been redeployed.
“Sakala will be assisted by Edward Williams, while Mark Harrison will remain as technical director,” said the source.
“As for Kgoloko, he is going to lead the Diski Challenge team.”
Bakgaga will be looking for Sakala to use his experience to lift the team off the bottom of the log.
Baroka are currently 16th on the league table, having collected 12 points in 15 games.