Teams set to battle it out

2017-09-27 06:03
Bloemfontein Celtic winger Deon Hotto. Photo: Teboho Setena

Bloemfontein Celtic winger Deon Hotto. Photo: Teboho Setena

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Bloemfontein Celtic are looking to plot their first home win against the Absa Premier Soccer League champions, Bidvest Wits, in a league outing in Bloemfontein on Sunday (01/10).

The two teams will face off in the Dr RP Molemela Stadium at 15:00.

This will be Phunya Sele Sele’s third home game, but the first at the venue in question. The other two home fixtures against Kaizer Chiefs and Baroka FC were at the Free State Stadium.

Celtic drew 1 – 1 with Chiefs in the opening match of the season before their impressive unbeaten run in three matches, one win and two draws, was broken when they lost 2 – 0 against Baroka on Wednesday (20/09).

Phunya Sele Sele are hoping to record their first home victory against Wits, who have lost three of their six league matches.

The defending champions Equally as the hosts the visiting Students are desperate for their second win of the season.

Celtic is currently tenth on the log, with Wits in the 13th position.

Celtic’s first win this season was against Polokwane City with a score of 2 – 1, while Wits beat Orlando Pirates by 1– 0.

Both teams will try to pull all the stops in Sunday’s clash to secure a win in order to conso-lidate their positions on the log.

Celtic will not only be searching for a win, but also a chance to revenge the two losses against Wits in the previous season.

They lost 1 – 2 and 1 – 3 against Wits in the first leg and return leg respectively.

Given Wits’ exploits on the wings, Celtic’s winger Deon Hotto could be equally useful in plotting the visitors’ demise in the coming encounter.

Although Hotto is yet to score for his side, he has been instrumental in the five games played thus far.

Hotto has featured in all five league fixtures. With more aggression going forward, he could be the key man in plotting the fall of Wits.


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