Ceremony marks opening of stadium

2016-04-06 06:00

BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC’S honorary president, Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela, said he is humbled to have a stadium bearing his name. On Saturday (02/04), Celtic held a ceremony to mark the opening of the Dr Molemela Stadium, which was formerly known as the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium. It re-opened in October last year after being closed for renovations since 2011.

“I am still shaking with amazement and am incredibly humbled by the honour given to me,” Molemela was quoted as saying by the club’s website.

“We appreciate the endorsement coming from the Ramabodu family. It is distinctively clear that my hard work and commitment to football are highly recognised.

“Celtic must also be commended for initiating and making sure both families were genuinely represented in the entire process. From today, Celtic will start winning at this ground. Everything has been done appropriately and the time has come for legions of our supporters to start celebrating victories.”

Ex-Phunya Sele Sele administrator Jacob Ramabodu added: “This is long overdue and our ancestors must be happy seeing the two families associated with such a huge brand, collectively working towards a common goal Z not only honouring Molemela, but paving the way for a prosperous future for the team. We did this from the depth of our hearts and my gut feeling is that we are heading for a thrilling prospect ahead.”

– KickOff.com

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