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Fact: Cape Town City hold a 7-1 advantage against Bloemfontein Celtic across their previous 11 matches with three draws. When sides last met in February in the Nedbank Cup, City won 4-0 at home as they scored four times in the final 31 minutes.
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Stat: Cape Town City have won 1 of their last 8 away matches (three draws, four losses) in all competitions.
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Stat: Bloemfontein Celtic are unbeaten in 11 home PSL matches (five wins, six draws).
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Stat: Bloemfontein Celtic have drawn 4 of their last 5 home PSL matches.
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Bloemfontein Celtic subs: Chaine, Khasipe, Nyamende, Mangweni, Phalane, Van der Ross, Ncobeni, Tchilimbou, Sera.
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Bloemfontein Celtic starting XI: Mabokgwane, Baloyi, Rikhotso, Lingwati, Mereko, Kobedi, Mashikinya, Maema, Letsoalo, Mabena, Potsane.
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Cape Town City subs: Anderson, Cupido, Mdantsane, Nodada, Zulu, Ngoma, Morris.
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Cape Town City starting XI: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Fielies, Mobara, Mashego, Mokeke, Makola, Ajagun, Martin, Shonga, Lakay.
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Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of Bloemfontein Celtic vs Cape Town City in the DSTV Premiership. Kickoff is at 3pm from Dr. Molemela Stadium.
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We are underway at Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium as Celtic kick us off!
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Celtic are missing several players today including Mahashe, Chabalala, Ngobeni, Pfumbidzai and Masuku.
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Cape Town City are led today by coach Diego Peral after Jan Olde Riekerink's departure. The caretaker coach is without Edmilson Dove and Ralani today.
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At least 1 first half goal has been scored in 81% of Cape Town City's PSL games this season
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Shot! We have the first attempt of the match as Shonga strikes from range for Cape Town City but doesn't test his former Pirates teammate Mabokgwane.
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Bloemfontein Celtic have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 games. Hopefully we will see some goals today.
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Wide! Mkhize gets forward for City and is fouled by Kobedi. Makola strikes at goal but does not hit the target.
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Celtic get forward and Potsane is released into space. Mobara shows great speed to come across and make a tackle but he has hurt himself in the process.
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Mobara is down getting treatment for Cape Town City. If he can't continue then Cupido may need to be introduced.
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Mobara is fine to continue after that crucial challenge he made.
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It's been a cagey match so far. Celtic are sitting quite deep and City look devoid of any confidence after their poor recent away results.
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SUB as City are now going to make that change. Mobara tried to play on but wasn't able to. Cupido comes on to take his place at centre back.
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Mashikinya fouls Ajagun in midfield and is lucky not to be booked by referee Siyabulela Qunta.
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City defend a Celtic attack well as Fielies clears. Lakay receives from Mokeke and breaks for the visitors but Celtic do well to clear the danger for a corner.
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Mokeke delivers the corner for City but Rikhotso heads clear the danger for Celtic.
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It's been quite a poor match so far but City look the better side as they funnel attacks down the right through Martin and Mkhize.
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It's all City now as Shonga delivers a fine cross which is nearly turned home and then the Zambian is close to getting on the end of Mashego delivery from the left.
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Shonga is the first player to go into the book as he fouls Kobedi to stop a counter attack.Referee Qunta shows the City striker a yellow.
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City receive a second yellow card as Mkhize is turned by Mabena and brings him down for a caution.
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Mabena turns well again for Celtic and tries a through ball for Letsoalo. Leeuwenburgh reads the danger well and comes out to claim but the striker catches the goalkeeper.
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Letsoalo is yellow carded for that foul on Leeuwenburgh.
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HALF TIME. Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 Cape Town City. A very even and low tempo match with three yellow cards as both teams get stuck in. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half.
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The fourth official indicates four minutes of added time to be played.
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Kickoff! The second half is underway.
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It's been a stop-start first few minutes of the second half as we see a flurry of thrown-ins and goalkicks.
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Lakay makes another dangerous dribble down the left as he beats Baloyi but Rikhotso comes across to make an important challenge for Celtic.
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CT City make their second change as Nodada replaces Ajagun in midfield.
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CHANCE! Letsoalo does some lovely work and finds Mabena in the box. The Celtic captain thinks he has scored but his effort is cleared off the line by Mashego. So nearly the goal this match needed.
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This match looks to be heading for a 0-0 draw with only fleeting moment of goalmouth action.
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Makola is down receiving treatment after claiming he was struck in the face. The referee seemingly didn't see the incident.
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Makola is shown a yellow card for Cape Town City.
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Cape Town City make a triple substitution now to try to win the match. Off goes Lakay, Shonga and Makola with Ngoma, Morris and Mdantsane introduced.
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Mereko is booked for Celtic and the left back will now have to be careful.
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Celtic introduce youngster Van der Ross in midfield in place of Potsane.
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We are into the final 10 minutes of this dull match and both sides to have settled for a draw.
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Ngoma takes on Mereko with a dribble to test the left back after his yellow card. He stands up well to the tests and makes a clean tackle.
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Celtic make another change as Mashikinya goes off and Sera comes into the action up front.
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RED CARD! Martin bursts down the middle on a counter attack and is chopped down by Mereko who is shown a second yellow card and is sent off.
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FULL TIME. Celtic 0-0 Cape Town City. A very closely fought match where the away side were perhaps closer to the victory. Left back Mereko was red carded for Celtic late on. Thanks for joining us.
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The fourth official indicates five minutes of added time to be played.
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Ngoma steps forward to strike the resulting freekick for Cape Town City but it sails high over the bar.
Bloemfontein Celtic
Cape Town City
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Goal Scorers
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Yellow Cards
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0
Red Cards
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11
Squad
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Mabokgwane ...
Potsane Tebogo
Mabena Ndumiso
Baloyi Lucky
Rikhotso Mb...
Lingwati Thato
M. Mereko
Mashikinya ...
Kobedi Shad...
Maema Neo
Letsoalo Vi...
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10
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13
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15
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19
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4
5
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9
10
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Leeuwenburg...
Mpho Makola...
Ajagun Abdul
Martin Craig
Mokeke Thato
Mashego Ter...
Mobara Abbu...
Fielies Taariq
Mkhize Tham...
Lakay Fagrie
Shonga Justin
9
Reserves
7
Phalane Lan...
Ncubeni Jab...
Chaine Sipho
Khasipe Teboho
Tchilimbou ...
Mangweni Tu...
Motebang Sera
Nyamende Aviwe
R. Van der ...
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8
9
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3
7
15
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Ngoma Aubrey
Morris Tash...
Nodada Thabo
Cupido Keanu
Mdantsane M...
Anderson Marc
Zulu Charles