Bloemfontein Celtic breathe a sigh of relief despite drawn to face off tough opponents Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup last-16 group stage. Phunya Sele Sele is relief for the fact that this intriguing fixture against United will be played at home soil in Bloemfontein. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) conducted the draw on Monday (10/02), paring the 16 remaining clubs for the next leg of the championship. Announcement is expected soon of dates when all the 16 remaining teams will play their matches. Eight clubs from the remaining 16 in the group will progress to the quarterfinal. Celtic reach the last-16 group stage after demolishing AmaZulu, 4-1 in the last-32 group stage encounter played at the Dr RP Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein last Saturday (08/02). United overcame Stellenbosch FC beat Stellenbosch 5-4 via penalties to secure a slot in the last-16 group stage of the lucrative championship. The competition offers the overall winner a chance to compete for the continental championship.Celtic technical team of Lehlohonolo Seema, John Maduka and Simon Gopane will look to exploit home advantage to plot cup success. The trio has thus done well assembling a formidable team boasting youthful talented players.Under the mentorship of former Bafana Bafana star midfielder Eric Tinkler, United would be tough to beat in the competition. The team has gained valuable experience to plot championship success. The drastically improved outfit finished as the 2018 Nedbank Cup runner-up after narrowly losing 0-1 to Free State Stars in the competition final played in Cape Town. The team finished as the 2019 Telkom Knockout Cup runner-up this after lost 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the final played in December last year. Based in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal, the outfit can never be underestimated given current form.