Absa Premiership

'Perfect' game plan floored Sundowns

2015-04-16 11:38
Keagan Buchanan (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Keagan Buchanan believes their game plan played an instrumental role in ending Mamelodi Sundowns’ 2014/15 season title ambitions.

Celtic thumped the Brazilians 5-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night, a win which in all likelihood signalled the end of the Brazilians’ title hopes.

Goals from Lerato Lamola, Thapelo Morena, Musa Nyatama and a brace from Gabadinho Mhango were sufficient for Phunya Sele Sele to grab all three points.

The 23-year-old young star said Clinton Larsen’s men made use of their pacy players to overcome the wounded Sundowns, something they were practicing since the beginning of the week after studying the Brazilians’ style of play.

“My team-mates displayed a great team effort,” said Buchanan.

“We had a good game plan to win the game.

“From Monday when we started training we were already planning for the game believing that if we stick to the game plan we’ll make it.

“And the team just followed the coach’s instructions and game plan and we were also disciplined.

“The coach told us what he wanted and we did what we were supposed to play which is why we managed to get the results.

“We were very pacy and compact and Sundowns failed to match our pace.

“Everyone, including those who were on the bench, together with the coach, deserves this win.”

A win for Celtic moved them up to the 5th spot with only five games remaining.

They will be looking to keep the momentum flourishing when they face Maritzburg United at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.


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