Celtic remains on log

2017-10-04 06:02
Roggert Nyundu strikes the ball as Wits defender Slavko Damjanovic attempts to thwart the ball while keeper Moeneb Josephs watches during an Absa Premier Soccer League fixture played at the Dr R.P. Molemela Stadium. Photo: Teboho Setena

Roggert Nyundu strikes the ball as Wits defender Slavko Damjanovic attempts to thwart the ball while keeper Moeneb Josephs watches during an Absa Premier Soccer League fixture played at the Dr R.P. Molemela Stadium. Photo: Teboho Setena

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Bloemfontein Celtic consolida­ted their position on the log when they narrowly beat Bidves Wits by 1 – 0 at the Dr R.P. Molemela Stadium on Sunday (01/10).

Roggert Nyundu’s solitary goal in the second stanza of the closely contested tie was enough to see off the defending champions Wits. It was the goal-poacher’s second goal in the league and he is two goals shy off joint leaders, Gift Mutopa of Baroka and Rodney Ramagalela of Polokwane, who have each scored four goals.

The defeat by Celtic was Wits’ fourth in seven matches.

The league champions are struggling to find form having won one game and drew just two – jeopardising their chances to defend the crown.

Victory was morale-boosting for Phunya Sele Sele after they lost to rampant Baroka FC on 20 September at home.

The second 2017-’18 victory for Celtic and the first at home propelled them to occupy the seventh spot on the log table with nine points from seven matches in their campaign. The result appears a good luck spell for newly appointed coach Veselin Jelusic, whose major task to strive to revive the club’s fortunes in the huge assignment to reclaim their rightful place in South African domestic football.

Celtic’s next league fixtures are in Cape Town against Ajax Cape Town and inform Cape Town City, currently led by Benni McCarthy, whose team has thus far lost two games.

  • The Mangaung giants will be targeting wins against the Capetonians in the forthcoming league outings to be played in the Mother City on 17 and 21 October. Watch the video of Celtic and their fans’ victory celebration on Express’ Facebook page.

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