Celtic players clinch long-term deals
10/19/2017 10:52:45 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic management has been working behind the scenes to clinch deals with some senior players and Patrick Tignyemb has extended his stay until 2021 with both Wandisile Letlabika and Lantshene Phalane reaffirming their commitment to the team with extensions that will see them staying until 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Negotiations with other players to extend, notably, Alfred Ndengane, who still has a contract till 2019 are continuing.

An obviously elated Celtic MD, Rali Ramabodu declared: “The seriousness shown by these players together with their representatives into committing to the team is commendable.”

He further explained, “Our vision is to ultimately compete with the best and winning trophies must be a perquisite, however, achieving all this needs a solid, experienced and magnificently blended squad hence the extensions given to the respective players. The team must have its own players to rely on, rather than loaning from other teams. We are extremely delighted to see senior experienced players committing in long term contracts which shows that we are moving in the right direction. We have learned our lesson; hence we are negotiating with players while still having contracts with them”

Ramabodu indicated that even though the move will require a considerable cash injection, it is prudent to invest in experienced players, giving the technical team sufficient ammunition to compete. “By virtue of signing lengthy contracts, these players are securing their own future and that serves both parties right. Eventually, the brand will grow bigger and supporters will support the players that have commitment towards their own team. Our main aim is to reward supporters for their authentic way of supporting the team,” he concluded.