Thís is why Celtic loses

2016-02-24 06:00
THE revamped Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, now known as the Dr Molemela Stadium, in Mangaung, Bloemfontein. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

THE revamped Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, now known as the Dr Molemela Stadium, in Mangaung, Bloemfontein. Photo: Mlungisi Louw

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I THINK it is time to tell the truth. I have been quiet for a long time, but that was because I needed time to study this. It really hurts me to see Bloemfontein Celtic losing their home games right, left and centre.

Not because I am a team supporter, but it is one of the two teams in the Free State that represents us in the Absa Premier League.

Now, people are starting to ask themselves if there is something wrong with the coach, the players or the management. I think I have the answer to that question. However, it might not be a perfect answer, but you can take your time before you swallow it.

Before I respond to that question Z in which according to me I will be splitting a bean and I know it might hurt some people, including our Free State government, which at times just do things because they want and not because it has to be done – let me zoom back.

How many games did Celtic win at home in the revamped Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium? The only game I can remember is that one which Bidvest Wits, when they won by 2-1 with a 90-plus penalty. Can you remember any?

I think that was a hard-earned win. Good, now that you agree with me, let me go straight to the point.

I am a child who was raised culturally and even now I am proud to praise my ancestors. A few months ago, Free Staters gathered at the revamped Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium for the official opening. Guess what? The celebration left the Siwelele supporters in tears. You know why the team is losing its games like it is going out of fashion?

It is because the late Seisa Ramabodu is angry and he is turning in his grave. They have changed the name of the stadium to Dr Petrus Molemela without asking it from him in a traditional way.

Celtic is still going to lose more games at that stadium. I believe the name changing of the stadium was not done in a right way and that is a curse to the Bloemfontein-based outfit.

I wonder what the motive behind the renaming of the stadium was. If they wanted to honour Molemela, they could have done that by renaming the Free State Stadium.

My advice: Please take all your league games to the Free State Stadium if you want results or else you will not make it into the top eight. The team is playing very well under the current coach. The only problem is a fancy, beautiful stadium with colour blocked seats.

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