Celtic to compete in Rustenburg

2015-07-01 06:05
TUSSLE: Themba Zwane (left) of Black Aces and Bloemfontein Celtic’s Lerato Manzini will entertain the crowd during the sides’ meeting in the Maize Tournament next weekend. 


TUSSLE: Themba Zwane (left) of Black Aces and Bloemfontein Celtic’s Lerato Manzini will entertain the crowd during the sides’ meeting in the Maize Tournament next weekend. Photo: Backpagepix

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BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC, Platinum Stars and Mpumalanga Black Aces will be looking to test their readiness ahead of next season when they take part in the pre-season tournament.

The three Premier Soccer League (PSL) sides, together with Botswana outfit Township Rollers, will play in the inaugural Bokone Bophirima Maize Triangle Challenge to be played at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday, 11 July.

Hosts Stars will battle it out against Rollers in the first semi-final at 10:00, while Celtic and Aces will have an opportunity to send out a warning signal to the rest of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams when they clash in the second semi-final at 12:00.

The final is scheduled for 16:00 on the same day.

“Our province is delighted to have four teams of such a calibre competing in the competition this year and look forward to an outstanding day of football and entertainment for soccer lovers,” said Brian Setshwambung, tournament organiser.

“The province gives thanks to all their stakeholders, particularly grain producers in Bokone Bophirima, Free State and Mpumalanga, who have helped to make this tournament a reality.

“The fact that this festival of football will come exactly five years after the 2010 Fifa World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands allows the province to relive that moment and celebrate again the successful hosting of one of the greatest World Cup tournaments in history,” he said.) The Bloemfontein Celtic Supporters Club has arranged transport to Rustenburg for this four-team tournament.

The return fare is R300 per person, including a ticket for the match.

Buses depart from the old Celtic offices in the early hours on match day.

To book your seat, contact Moipone Mokotedi on ­076-824-7183

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