Celtic women continue dominance in FS

2017-06-21 06:03
Bloemfontein Celtic’s woman football players celebrating winning the provincial trophy. Photo: Teboho Setena

Bloemfontein Celtic’s woman football players celebrating winning the provincial trophy. Photo: Teboho Setena

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The Bloemfontein Celtic women’s football team appears to be on course to continue their dominance in the Free State stream of the Sasol Women’s League.

The defending champions for the 2016 season, both provincially and nationally, are still unbeaten. They have won all nine matches played thus far in the first round of the league and are topping the provincial log with 27 points.

The team’s impressive start of the 2017 season continues domination provincially, as it has been the case over the past nine years since the inception of the league.

Led by Edwin Lisene, the girls have won the competition provincially a record number of nine times and are gunning a historic record to make it ten this year.

This year, the club is bound to win the Free State stream league, as this serves as qualification to defend the national Sasol Women’s League championship.

The Bloemfontein-based women were crowned the 2016 champions after beating Gauteng-based JVW Girls by a single goal.

It was the first time the Free State team has reached the final and managed to win the trophy. The previous years the team was unsuccessful despite qualifying for the final.

Bearing this in mind, head coach Lisene and his players are under pressure to prove their mettle provincially and nationally. Celtic women are expected to extend the lead at the top when they face off Love Life FC on Saturday (24/06) in Bloemfontein.

As Celtic women’s continued the dominance provincially, rivals Tsunami Queens from Qwaqwa and Ace Milan from the tiny town of Villiers are battling for the second spot. Last year Milan finished second and Queens third in the provincial league.

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