Absa Premiership

Celtic rubbishes office raid rumours

2018-02-16 09:58
Bloemfontein Celtic (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic have distanced themselves from a police raid that took place at a building allegedly associated with the club.

Siwelele released a statement saying: "Bloemfontein Celtic would like to categorically distance itself from the police raid that took place February 15 in one of the buildings at 8 Mariam Makeba/Elizabeth Street.

"The building belongs to former Celtic owners' family the (Augoustis) and Celtic has absolutely nothing to do with any police investigations.

Celtic's Chairperson, Max Tshabalala explained "Firstly let me start by sincerely apologizing to the Professional Soccer League for any damage this untruthful story might have caused.

"We have our offices at Siwelele Park (based in the Bayswater suburb) where we daily operate and have training fields.

"I distinctively declare that Celtic has and will not be involved in anything illegal because that will be disrespectful towards our supporters, sponsors and the soccer fraternity at large.

"Such malicious allegations must be condemned with the contempt they deserve because they are to the detriment of the brand."

Celtic next face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership clash at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday with the Bloemfontein side hoping to move into the top 8 with a win.

Kick-off is at 15:30.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 17 March 2018
Chippa United v Free State Stars, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu FC, FNB Stadium 18:00
Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates, Princess Magogo Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Platinum Stars, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.