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10-man Bloem Celtic hold off TTM

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John Maduka (Gallo Images)
John Maduka (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein Celtic played most of the second half with 10 men but still managed to secure a 1-0 victory over TTM in their DStv Premiership clash at the Dr. Petrus Molemela stadium on Saturday.

Siwele took the lead as early as the second minute through Sera Motebang but the hosts had to grind their way to maximum points after Ronald Pfumbidzai was sent off for two yellow cards in the second half.

Celtic came into the contest having not won in seven league matches and sitting in 13th position in the PSL standings, only two points clear of TTM who sit rock bottom.

The visitors came into the game having only won once all season and made headlines earlier this week after the PSL approved the sale of the club to a company by the name of Protoscape 202 CC.

Motebang gave the hosts the perfect though as the forward's header beat TTM goalkeeper Washington Arubi to give his side the lead.

TTM struggled to fashion any clear-cut chances with Rhulani Manzini hitting a long-range effort over the bar in the 51st minute.

Celtic made things difficult for themselves when defender Pfumbidzai was shown his marching orders in the 62nd minute after receiving his second booking of the afternoon for a foul on Thabo Rakhale.

In the end though John Maduka's team held on stubbornly to get a much-needed victory.

- TEAMtalk media

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