Cape Town - New Bloemfontein Celtic signing Cheslyn Jampies says he is already feeling at home in the Free State capital after joining from Jomo Cosmos.
Jampies was part of the Ezenkosi team that was relegated last season, but he still managed to have a good year individually and earned a call-up to the national set-up.
Having now made the switch to Phunya Sele Sele, the 26-year-old defender says he has been very impressed by the support the club receives from the locals.
"Yeah, not only the team but people from Bloemfontein also, wherever I go they will stop and talk about Celtic," Jampies told the club's website when asked how he was settling in.
"The Celtic culture is running in their veins and coming to training is rewarding both management and supporters. The Celtic supporters are just amazing."
Jampies says the loyalty shown by the supporters is adding to the players' motivation levels as they go through a rigorous pre-season training schedule under coach Serame Letsoaka.
"Who does not want to be part of such enthusiastic family? The sprit displayed by supporters when we were unveiled was sufficient enough to motivate everyone," he added.
"Look, we all know players hate pre-season as it has a lot of running but... the mood is unbelievable here. Players are joking around and the guys already asking who will be our first opponent. We can't wait to thank the supporters for such royal reception."
Jampies is also impressed by the environment he now finds himself working in.
"The set-up reminds me of that at Ikamva, professional and well-orchestrated development structures that show the seriousness of the team about its future," he explained.
"We have such knowledgeable, passionate and futuristic mentor who always emphasises on the significance of committing oneself for the benefit of the team.
"Together with his technical team, they have vast experience that will make us prosper."