Celitic and Sundowns in a TKO Clash
10/19/2018 3:20:23 PM

A mouth-watering clash is looming when the exquisitely blended Bloemfontein Celtic side visits the rampant Mamelodi Sundown’s in a Telkom Cup last 16 clash to be played at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

This 18h00 evening encounter has all the ingredients to produce scintillating display of football with Sundowns’ Coach Pitso Mosimane confessing during the launch of this prestigious competition that his counterpart, Steve Khomphela has groomed and combined an exceptionally good team with brilliant individuals.

Blessed abundantly with galaxy of stars and fantastic cup history, the home team will confidently play with vigour earnestly trying to qualify for the next stage. Swamped by a hectic schedule consisting of CAF competition and league fixtures, the Tshwane based side might although cautiously introduce some fringe players to do the job for them.

For Celtic, two contrasting emotions will be revived about this prestigious cup. Firstly; vivid in the minds of multitudes of Celtic ‘spiritual owners’ will be the 2012 famous win against Sundowns in the final of the same competition – through a Joel Mogorosi goal. Secondly; the abhorrent fashion in which the team lost in the 90th minute during the 2017 final against Bidvest Wits is probably still conspicuous in the minds of most of the players.

Players like Sundowns’ Phakamani Mahlambi and Andile Jali will be fundamental in whatever strategy the technical team will be using and Celtic will be relying in the possible introduction of Wandisile Letlabika who after a lengthy injury will be yearning for some game time. The intrigue and drama of a cup game will also inspire exceptionally talented young players like Kabelo Dlamini to raise a hand and perform outstandingly.

The stage is set for a glittering encounter and Saturday 20th, October will definitely define who moves to the next round.