The Bloemfontein Celtic women’s football team can make history if it secures this year’s national Sasol Women’s League (SWL) championship.The team also won the title in 2016 and 2017. The championship will take place at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley from 4 to 9 December. Nine clubs representing their respective provinces will compete to be crowned as the new SWL champion. Celtic is gunning for a rare feat to win the SWL crown for a third time in succession. If this happens, Bloemfontein will become the permanent holder of the trophy, and the club will be the first-ever in South Africa to do so since the league’s inception ten years ago. Celtic’s coach, Edwin Lisene, has however warned his team never to underestimate its opponents. “The players should never be complacent. All the clubs want to win the trophy as badly as we want tomuch as we want to win it third time in a row and make history.”While it was a perfect season for Celtic’s female team, Lisene pointed out that winning the national SWL title would make it even more remarkable. “If the players manage to defend the cup again, it will be unforgettable for this generation. We want Bloemfontein to be the permanent home of the trophy,” he said.Lisene will have a full-strength team bolstered by Bambanani Mbane, Kgaelebane Mohlakoana and Melinda Kgadiete. These three players are also included in Banyana Banyana, the team representing the country at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament underway in Ghana. Celtic’s opening match of the championship is against the University of the Western Cape on 4 December.