Player clear out at Celtic
Johannesburg - Bloemfontein Celtic are planning a mass overhaul of their squad,
with coach Clinton Larsen revealing no fewer than 10 players will be
shown the door in the off-season.
Phunya Sele Sele have already seen Thokozani Mshengu and Prince
Hlela depart for Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu respectively, while the highly
rated pair of Erick Mathoho and Clifford Mulenga have also been tipped
with a move away from the City of Roses.
"We will probably have as many as 10 players leave the team in
the close-season so we will have quite a big overhaul of the squad,"
Larsen told SuperSport.
Kgotso Moleko has already announced his decision not to renew his
contract, which expires in June, while Malawian up-and-comer Limbikani
Mzava is believed to be keen on a move to Europe.
Two players already packing their bags are Phenyo Mongalo and
Auguston Leonard, whose respective loan deals at the club have come to
an end, while Ezenwa Otorogu has been deemed surplus to requirements,
and Moses Spandeel has retired.
However, Larsen went on to reveal Celtic will also be making
moves to strengthen their squad, with the coach currently in talks with
numerous clubs over potential transfers.
He added: "But the management is working hard to bring in new
faces and have engaged with a number of other PSL clubs over their
players. We should know more about who we will be joining us in the next
two or three weeks."
The Siwelele players are currently enjoying a well deserved
break, although the pre-season campaign in Bloem starts on June 20, with
Celtic looking to improve on their eighth-place finish in the 2011/12