Celtic fights relegation

2017-02-15 06:03

Bloemfontein Celtic is under pressure to avoid the dreaded relegation situation.

The Mangaung football giants are involved in the scramble to avert the big cut and have been battling to get out of danger since the start of the season.

Inconsistency in the Celtic camp is to blame for the situation they find themselves in.

Their lacklustre performance saw them suffer back-to-back defeats at home and away just four days after returning to action, following a month-long recess which was due to the African Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Celtic lost by 0-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns at home last Wednesday (08/02) and by 1-2 to Lamontville Golden Arrows on Saturday (11/02).

After a poor run, Celtic is heading into another intriguing fixture against Chippa United on Sunday (19/02).

This must-win match for Celtic will be played at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium. This is one tough encounter for Phunya Sele Sele, given the visitors are equally desperate for maximum points.

Celtic is heading into this fixture, looking for the second win at home to follow on the first 2-1 win against a struggling Baroka FC in November last year.

The hosts secured the single win under current interim coaching pair John Maduka and Lehlohonolo Seema.

Celtic has managed two goalless draws at home against Polokwane City and the high-riding SuperSport United.

The hosts only have themselves to blame for failing to win the two matches, in which they also missed a penalty against SuperSport.

The host, Celtic, is four points behind the visitor, Chippa, boasting 19 points against Celtic’s 15.

A victory for Phunya Sele Sele in Sunday’s fixture would go a long way in helping them to ease their relegation woes when the easier games come around.

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