Fierce Free State Derby
10/5/2018 2:30:22 PM

Bloemfontein Celtic will be visiting their arch-rivals Free State Stars at Goble Park Stadium, on Saturday (6 October) and the match will start at 15h30. Currently lying 11th in the PSL log table, the home team will be looking at resuscitating their not so impressive record this season. On the other-hand, Celtic is steadily and methodically climbing their way to the apex.

Globally, derbies are well celebrated and a lot of antagonism and absolute resilience is always expected and this particular encounter won’t be an exception. There will be a lot of sweat and sheer determination from both the players and supporters alike. The Mangaung based team will possibly have an edge over their nemesis looking at how the team has been performing recently, however, when these two bulls meets history is nullified and even current form is deemed irrelevant.

Patrick Tignyemb, leading Celtic both from the back and as a captain has been the vital cog of the team for the past decade. His ability to organise defence is uncanny and sublime. In Paul Masehe, Stars has a very diligent and immensely experienced captain able to lead his charges with sheer charisma and aplomb. Masehe not only leads but sometimes scores crucial goals for his team.

Luc Eymael, who has been coaching Stars since last season, winning the Nedbank Cup in his maiden season as head coach of Stars has improbable experience and his charges play with fluidity and great tactical awareness.

Steve Komphela is gradually becoming a hit with Celtic supporters. Under his tutelage, Celtic plays the almost perfect football symphony. Through skills, cohesion, understanding and phenomenal team spirit his team continues to surprise the soccer fraternity. The beauty of self-expression has been the order of the day for the marauding Siwelele team.

The last game played on the 14/04/2018 at the same stadium ended in 1-1 stalemate, the euphoria around the match is laways amazing.