Celtic FC players (blue jersey) meet and greet their Bussel FC opponents before the match. Photo: Mzamane Ringane

Heartbreak for Celtic FC in Nedbank Cup


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Modimolle Celtic FC coach André Mavulula was hopeful and confident his team of mostly young players was yet to reach its full potential.

Soccer fans allround agree the boys showed character even after losing the preliminary stages of the Nedbank Cup to homeboys, Modimolle Troublemakers FC 4-3 on penalties.

The regulation scoreline was 2-all.

For the immediate future, the two teams were again scheduled to battle it out in a Waterberg SAB League fixture on Saturday, 28 October. 

The Modimolle Celtic FC mentor, Mavulula, said the team was hellbent on using the latter fixture as “pay back time.”

The team, which is comprised of a blend of largely young and experienced players, kicked off the Waterberg SAB League season on a sour note, after they succumbed 6-2 to Home Defenders FC in the league opener in recent weeks.

On Saturday, 30 September, the young players showed character when they faced a formidable Bussel FC at Tankeng sports grounds in Modimolle.

After all the huffing and puffing, the two teams settled for a point each with a 0-all scoreline, at the conclusion of the 90 minutes of regulation time. 

Mavulula praised his boys for being able  to regroup following the previous weekend’s huge loss, and securing a point against a tougher opponent in a local derby. 

“Taking home a point in a derby is a fair result. We created a lot of chances, but luck was not our side,” he said. 

8 months ago       12 October 2017