Ramabodu Excited For Arrows Clash 

Wayde Jooste of Golden Arrows and Sibusiso Mxoyana of Celtics during the Absa Premiership match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows at Dr. Molemela Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. PICTURE: Charle Lombard/Gallo Images

By Isaac Ndou

BLOEMFONTEIN: Bloemfontein Celtic MD Rali Ramabodu has expressed his delight in the prospect of playing Golden Arrows in their second 2018/19 Absa Premiership match on Wednesday night. 

Siwelele who started their season with a home 2-0 win over Chippa United will host Clinton Larsen’s men who also started with a similar scoreline victory away at Maritzburg United. Ramabodu is confident the two sides will put on a good show as the mood is the Celtic camp is on a high.
 
“Facing such an awesome team that plays with a lot of vigour will be challenging but looking at how the team performed on Sunday, the contest between the two teams will be interesting. The mood in the camp is high and players are ready to play for the badge with distinction and that we sincerely appreciate,” he said on the club’s website.
 
The club executive went on to praise the players’ commitment to the club amid reports of players not being paid their salaries and ongoing talks of the club being sold to a Free State businesswoman. Those factors did not come into play in their first league game which was a triumph over the Chilli Boys. 
 
“As eluded by our coach, Steve Komphela, over the weekend after our 2-0 win against Chippa United, our team is still far behind with preparations due to predicaments we faced recently. As management [we] are humbled and encourage[d] by the commitment displayed by our players,” he expressed. 
 
The match between Celtic and Arrows will take place at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday night, kick-off scheduled for 19h30.