Cape Town - Golden Arrows and Bloemfontein
Celtic meet in a Absa Premiership encounter on Wednesday evening at the Princess
Both sides enjoyed dream starts to the
2018/19 campaign with Arrows beating Maritzburg United 2-0 and Celtic downing
Chippa United by the same score line last weekend.
Arrows emerged unscathed from a bruising KwaZulu-Natal
derby and will now be looking to please their home fans with a second victory
on the bounce.
Phunya Sele Sele may have won their opening
game but the club remains in administrative turmoil with reports indicating
that it has been sold after owner Max Tshabalala applied for provisional
liquidation last week.
Arrows coach Clinton Larsen believes those
issues will not affect Steve Komphela's preparations.
"We do know they have had their problems,
but Steve is a wily old coach who knows how to get around these issues. He has
had the entire pre-season, so they will be ready," Larsen said.
Larsen had two stints at Siwelele spanning
four years and says facing a former employer is always challenging.
"As coaches when you are up against
your ex teams there will always be some extra bite," he said.
"I have always said Celtic
has a good squad, they underperformed in the last two seasons.
"Last year they
looked quite good at moments and it will be a tough game for us," Larsen
Kick-off is at 19:30.