Celtic women eye 3rd spot

2020-02-19 06:06
Bloemfontein Celtic’s Miss Sethunya (green) battles for the ball with Golden Ladies’ Innocentia Gama during the South African Football Association National Women’s League fixture played in Bloemfontein on Saturday (15/02). Celtic won by 3 - 2.Photo: Teboho Setena

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Miss Sethunya (green) battles for the ball with Golden Ladies’ Innocentia Gama during the South African Football Association National Women’s League fixture played in Bloemfontein on Saturday (15/02). Celtic won by 3 - 2.Photo: Teboho Setena

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The Bloemfontein Celtic women’s team’s immediate task is to finish in third place overall in the South African Football Association National Women’s League.

The club has three must-win matches to accomplish this mission, having lost ground in the challenge to win the title.

The crown is certainly going to current log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, while the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) looks set to grab the second position in the first-ever national professional women’s football competition.

Celtic’s three remaining fixtures are against First Touch Academy (22 February), Durban Ladies (8 March) and Coal City Wi­zards (28 March).

Winning these matches will see the Bloemfontein-based team finish on 48 points, behind TUT (currently on 48 points) and cham­pions-elect Sundowns (57 points).

Celtic’s coach, Edwin Lisene, hopes his charges will unleash their best.

“We hope to win all the remaining games. We do not think about defeat in the remaining matches,” he said.

Lisene said the team would be cautious in their approach, to avoid any setbacks.

One of the challenges to address is defensive blunders, which saw them lose crucial matches.

“We have been conceding goals unnecessarily because we are playing mostly with inexperienced players, as we are building for the future.

“We are at work with new and younger players for them to be mentally strong and gain experience.

“Believe me or not, they will turn the corner soon – once they adapt to the league – because they have great potential.”

Celtic’s return fixture against First Touch Academy in Seshego in Limpopo is a perfect opportunity for the visitors to revenge their 1 – 3 defeat in the first round in Bloemfontein.

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