Absa Premiership

Larsen: Celtic future is bright

2013-04-25 19:35
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen has predicted a bright future for the club following a successful campaign thus far.

Phunya Sele Sele lifted the Telkom Knockout Cup in December when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in the final in Durban. They are currently eight on the PSL log standings, and also had a successful Nedbank Cup, only narrowly losing to Kaizer Chiefs in the quarter-finals.

They had also been challenging for a top-four finish before a run of five matches without victory saw them drop down the league ladder, although a 1-0 win over Golden Arrows on Sunday left them in the final MTN8 qualifying position with four matches to go.

"Even though results have not gone our way in recent weeks, I think the team has been showing a lot of improvement," Larsen said on the Football411 website. "They've continued to show fight and character throughout the winless run and I am really encouraged by that.

"I believe we're building a team here, we're playing the right brand of football that we've been trying to at the club.

"The core group is made up of a seriously talented group of players. We have some exciting guys here... if you look at Ruzaigh Gamildien, Lerato Manzini, 20-year-old Limbikani Mzava in defence, Lyle Lakay, 21, these are the future of the club, so I feel that by next season we will be hitting our straps.

"The future of this club is bright."

Celtic next face Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL on Saturday.

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