Team planning to stack more trophies

2018-10-31 06:01
The victorious women’s players of Bloemfontein Celtic receiving the Sasol Women’s League floating trophy from Letima Mogorosi (left) and Mzwandile Maforvane, both of the South African Football Association. Photo: Supplied

The victorious women’s players of Bloemfontein Celtic receiving the Sasol Women’s League floating trophy from Letima Mogorosi (left) and Mzwandile Maforvane, both of the South African Football Association. Photo: Supplied

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It was once again a perfect season for the Bloemfontein Celtic women’s football side, who won the 2018 Free State stream of the Sasol Women’s League (SWL).

The reigning provincial champions beat Simunye Ladies by 3 – 0 in a fixture that brought the curtain down on the 2018 term of women’s football provincially.

The match took place at the Westdene Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday (27/10).

The win saw Celtic grabbing their 12th provincial title.

The team attained this rare feat under the watchful eye of head coach Edwin Lisene, who this year marks 12 years with the all-conquering Free State women’s outfit.

He also led the team to two national titles of the SWL.

The victorious side will permanently keep the Sasol League floating trophy, having won three times in a row – in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

This trophy was officially introduced in 2016 by Sasol and its partners, the South African Football Association (Safa).

The rare feat has automatically qualified Celtic to defend the national championship in December.

The Bloemfontein side has won the 2016 and 2017 national title and could rewrite history by winning the national title a third time in a row.

“It is our ambition to defend the SWL national title and to keep it permanently, just like the provincial trophy,” said a delighted Lisene.

He said him and his technical team were already working on how to plot victory in the SWL national championship.

“We want to rewrite history, as we are getting ready to compete in South Africa’s first-ever professional women’s league in 2019,” he said.

The 2018 SWL National Championship, featuring the nine provincial winners, will be staged in Kimberley from Tuesday, 4 December, to Sunday, 9 December.

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