Celtic vs Chiefs

2015-10-07 06:00
GOAL: Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates his goal with Edward Manqele and Ivan Bukenya during their match against Platinum Stars on Sunday. 

Lefty Shivambu

GOAL: Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates his goal with Edward Manqele and Ivan Bukenya during their match against Platinum Stars on Sunday. Photo: Lefty Shivambu

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KAIZER CHIEFS will be hard-pressed to stay on the winning trail when they travel to the Free State Stadium to play Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup on Sunday (11/10). The match starts at 15:00

Chiefs are on the up following their 3-0 victory over Platinum Stars, and will be looking to continue strengthening their winning streak against Celtic who are fresh off a 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat by Mpumalanga Black Aces.

“As Kaizer Chiefs we are happy to come back to Bloemfontein for the Macufe Cup. It is a great honour for us to participate in this historic event, which continues to grow in leaps and bounds,” Chiefs defender, Morgan Gould, told Express.

“I am honoured as a player to participate in this event. Secondly, I am honoured to be here with our team,” he said.

There is no love lost when the two clubs meet, and previous meetings have often produced fiery spells.

This match has all the hallmarks of a classic encounter, considering the fact that both teams play entertaining and attacking football. They also enjoy massive support throughout the country.

“It is going to be a good game for the fans who will be coming to enjoy the Macufe festival. If we continue with the same mentality and hard work we have shown at training, I believe we will win it. But it is not going to be an easy match because Celtic have been doing well, and they are a good side,” said Gould.

“I think this year’s trophy is the last one as they are making a new trophy for next year. It would be nice for us to win the trophy and keep it,” he added.

Gould has urged soccer fans to come to the match in their numbers.

“They must not only support football. There are plenty of things going on like comedy, music shows, and art and culture,” he said.

Meanwhile, Celtic defender, Thabang Matuka, said nothing would make him happier than lifting the Macufe Cup on Sunday.

“We are not going to take the match lightly,” he said. “Chiefs are coming to our fortress and we will have to beat them. I do not see us losing at home again (after losing to Aces),” he said

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