Absa Premiership

Celtic, Chiefs ready for Macufe Cup

2016-10-07 11:44
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - Ahead of their much anticipated Macufe Cup clash against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend, Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Layle Lakay is confident that Phunya Sele Sele will continue their dominance over the Soweto giants.

Celtic will be looking to record a fifth consecutive win over Chiefs when they renew their rivalry in the Mangaung annual spectacle at the Vodacom Park Stadium on Sunday.

The 25-year-old believes that Celtic will utilise the fixture to boost their confidence and get back to winning ways as they are still struggling to find their rhythm in the Absa Premiership this season.

"Yes we are confident because we have won the last four meetings of the Macufe Cup," insisted Lakay.

"As you know that it'll be played in Bloemfontein and it'll be fully packed there. And also considering our current league form we want to win the Macufe Cup and return to our winning ways.

"I know that Chiefs will come with a plan to stop us but we are confident that we'll win it."

Celtic are rooted at the bottom of the Absa premiership, while the Phefeni Glamour Boys are sitting comfortably at the summit of the log.

Meanwhile, Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande said they will be motivated to break a four-year hoodoo against Celtic.

Katsande hinted that Amakhosi are in the right frame of mind after registering three consecutive wins in the league.

"It's obviously not nice to experience four loses in a row," Katsande lamented.

"To us we feel like we are not competent enough but as Lakay said, Celtic are struggling with their league form.

"And now we are on top of the log and we are going there with confidence.

"We are in a good frame (of) mind and space with confidence also and obviously we want to continue with our winning momentum."

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  bloemfontein celtic  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 21 September 2018
Wits v Polokwane City, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu, FNB Stadium 18:00
Free State Stars v Highlands Park, Goble Park 20:15
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.