Mototo reflects on the U/17 and U/23 trials
7/12/2017 5:43:21 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic’s open trials held on both the Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of July for under-17 and under-23 respectively, was a huge success with thousands of prospective Siwelele players not only converging but patiently waiting for their chance to show-case talent. Westden soccer grounds had multitude of exciting young talent from as far as Polokwane, Cape Town, Mafikeng, Maritzburg and Kuruman.

Head Coach of Celtic Colts, Ditheko Mototo expressed his absolute joy at the prospect of seeing some of the players identified to wear the famous green & white colors in the near future. “I was touched and amazed at how these young boys sacrificed their time, by travelling such astonishing distances just to try their luck. As coaches, we struggled to select players that were a head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest purely because of massive potential seen and it is unfortunate that we had to select few exceptionally talented ones.”

Mototo agrees though, that some of the players left out will make grades at any team and he urged them not to lose hope and continue working hard. “You must never despair; instead take this as a stepping stone towards a prosperous future. Never cease working hard and tirelessly training with vigour, respect your coaches, parents, mentors and most importantly going to school are the fundamentals of life,”

“Our management has done spectacularly well to help organise such a memorable event and seeing the recently appointed Veselin Jelušic (senior team coach) joining us and the rest of technical staff injected the spirit of unity. Their presence was also enjoyed by the young lads themselves,” concluded coach Mototo.