Absa Premiership

Seema remaining positive despite defeat

2017-04-13 10:28
Lehlohonolo Seema (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership clash.

Amakhosi raced into the lead in the 12th minute after a pin-point pass from Joseph Molangoane found George Maluleka on the right and he slotted the ball into the back of the net with a low shot across Patrick Tignyemb.

Siphiwe Tshabalala had a golden opportunity to double the visitors' lead on the half-hour mark, but failed to control the ball with his back to goal following a good through-ball from Maluleka, who sprung the offside trap.

Siwelele had their first effort on goal in the 38th minute. Alfred Ndengane found Musa Nyatama in the centre, with the latter firing a long-range effort that Itumeleng Khune had to tip over the crossbar.

Chiefs doubled their lead in the 67th minute when Gustavo Paez was on hand to net a third goal in two games - after scoring twice in the cup.

Despite the defeat, Bloemfontein Celtic assistant coach Lehlohonolo Seema was surprisingly optimistic about his charges performance.

"We started very slowly and while we were still trying to find our feet they got a goal,” Seema said after the game as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

“We managed to rectify things, our support going up front, the movement and also to make sure that we close down Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala) a bit quicker.

“After half-time we started well, we addressed some of the issues and the game was balanced up until … I don’t know what happened there. It is one of those things where you don’t know what goes through a player’s head when he does something like that.

“It was always going to be difficult after we conceded a goal like that, but the guys kept on fighting. But I think after the second goal made it difficult for ourselves and it wasn't easy to come back."

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