Celtic faces platinum stars
11/2/2017 5:49:59 PM

Looking at the current PSL standings, one can say Platinum Stars’ performance this season has been poor but Bloemfontein Celtic’s assistant Coach, John Maduka, has a completely different opinion emphasising that cup games are a different ball-game.

“Playing them (Platinum Stars) away from home will be a bit difficult and albeit their league position, they have proven for many years to be dangerous when playing cup matches. Our philosophy is simple though, respecting every opponent we face and working tirelessly to win.”

Maduka relishes those moments of being victorious and recalls the happiness that comes with winning a cup. “I was amazed by the level of commitment at training (Wednesday morning) even after our win against Maritzburg United the night before. I was fascinated by how the players went through their paces with such unbelievable perseverance. Looking at the number of chances we missed in our last game, we spoke to the players about playing courteously with more tactical awareness and patience”

“The technical team is spoiled for choice with players optimistically fighting for positions and winning this Quarter Finals game is vital as it will pave a way for us to move to the next stage while building confidence at the same time”, concluded Maduka, the former Celtic Captain.

The Telkom Knockout game will be played at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday (4th November) and kick-off for the game is 15h30.