Coach expresses optimism

2016-11-23 06:01

Bloemfontein Celtic’s interim coach Lehlohonolo Seema is optimistic his charges will see the light at the end of the dark tunnel.

He was speaking when Phunya Sele Sele played to a goalless draw with Polokwane City in a premiership outing at the Dr R.T. Molemela Stadium on Sunday (20/11).

The result meant Celtic collected first point on home turf after three successive defeats at the stadium renamed in honour of the club’s former owner Petrus “Whitehead” Molemela.

Seema’s sentiment that his team will see the bright side of things was also ahead of today’s (23/11) tough league fixture against Premiership newcomers Baroka. Today’s fixture, kicking off at 19:30, will be Celtic’s fifth at home.

Seema can hope the worst result will be drawn as opposed to donating a maximum of three points to the visitors who are very offensive.

Celtic desperately need a win to consolidate their standing on the log and also ease the immense pressure due to the dismal run which has seen the club part ways with Serame Letsoaka four weeks ago.

It is the very same dismal form that has seen Seema appointed as interim coach, with former captain John Maduka as his assistant.

His grave concern is the inability to convert scoring chances.

Celtic go into today’s league outing against the newly promoted Limpopo-based team searching for their home win and a second win in the current season.

Phunya Sele Sele have recorded only one win thus far and it was with 1-0 against Platinum Stars during October. Seema strongly maintains a win is critical to boost the team’s low morale.


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