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.

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