JUST a few weeks ago nothing was going right for Bloemfontein Celtic, who were in the bottom three on the Absa Premiership standings with just one victory and four goals scored in seven matches.
But after their Macufe Cup victory over Kaizer Chiefs three weeks ago, Celtic have won two league matches on the trot, scoring seven goals in the process. Ahead of Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash with surprise packages Maritzburg United, Ernst Middendorp’s men are in a more comfortable ninth place on 12 points and are high in confidence.
“The victory against Chiefs in the Macufe Cup gave us a big boost,” Celtic midfielder Keagan Buchanan said.
“It does not matter if the game was against a Kaizer Chiefs A team or a B team. Chiefs is Chiefs and the victory was good.”
Buchanan, though, has warned his teammates not to get carried away after their two victories. Celtic visit third-placed Maritzburg, who are unbeaten at home this season, at Harry Gwala Stadium. Kick off is 7.30pm.
Good news for Celtic is that Maritzburg will be without Bafana Bafana defender Kwanda Mngonyama, who is suspended.
Bidvest Wits are away to Chippa United, who have not lost a game since Roger Sikhakhane was named caretaker coach two months ago.
The Clever Boys are in seventh place, level on points with Chippa.
“I would like to see us improving on our performances and getting points. We should do our best to get the points against Chippa,” said Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi.
Kick-off is at 7.30pm at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.