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Nedbank Cup Starting XI: Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United 11 February 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 11, 2018 02:25 PM

Nedbank Cup

Teams: Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United

Date: 11 February 2018

Venue: Dr Molemela Stadium

Off-form Bloemfontein Celtic will be looking for a cup inspiration to turn around their fortunes, with the visit of SuperSport United, in the Nedbank Cup first round on Sunday.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.

After winning their opening game of the year, Siwelele have failed to go on and win any since, losing and drawing a spate of matches that’s seen drop out of the top eight.

Having already endured a good cup run after ending the Telkom Knockout as runners-up to Bidvest Wits, the ‘FA Cup of South Africa’ may provide them with the opportunity to return to form.

Veselin Jelusic has plenty of steel to call upon to guide them into the last 16, but it remains to be seen what type of game his entrusted figures come up with on the day.

Nevertheless, the onus will firmly lie on Victor Letsoalo, Ndumiso Mabena, Deon Hotto and Tshepo Rikhotso to ensure their joyful spectators leave the stadium smiling again.

In any competition, it’s never easy facing the defending champions and having won it the last two years, starting their defence on a positive footing is vital for Matsatsantsa.

In hindsight, they have also struggled to put up a good run of form in the league, with results going up and down just as their counterparts.

It must be stated that the 4-2 thrashing their dished a week ago to their opponents in the league, will put them in a good psychological ground to upset once again.

Although given that both teams are eager to maintain a top eight spot, it will be interesting to see whether they rest a few of their regulars and put the focus on the fringe contingent to the business.

Here's how they line up:

Celtic: 30. Tingyemb, 2. Molekwane, 22. Rihkotso, 25. Gordinho, 3. Pfumbidazi, 8. Phalane, 35. Baloyi, 50. Masuku, 33. Motshegwa, 19. Nemukondeni, 10. Mabena.
 
Subs: 34. Dambe, 4. Dlamini, 6. Maruping, 13. Letsaolo, 17. Mabaso, 18. Mashikinya, 26. Lubisi.
 
SuperSport: 31. Mbanjwa, 18. Nhlapo, 27. Egwuekwe, 25. Farmer, 14. Bhasera, 28. Mokoena, Mokeke, 38. Webber, 24. Mbule, 9. Smith, 10. Nkhatha.
 
Subs: 1. Pieterse, 20. Kekana, 2. Boateng, 17. Dube, 26. Stoffels, 35. Dlala, 36. Zondi.


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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog Feb 12, 2018 10:04 AM
Well done to isiwelele for kicking Dez idiots with poor football out of this competition
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EagleEye Feb 12, 2018 09:14 AM
Can anyone please tell me where Ronwin Williams is? Well dine Phunya Selesele.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Feb 12, 2018 04:06 AM
#AbashweMatsatsantsa !!!
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mr carta Feb 11, 2018 11:11 PM
Tinkler said it last week that they won't prioritize this cup hence he made a lot of changes,don't write him off yet he can take ss utd to greater heights.
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Veezo Feb 11, 2018 09:12 PM
But to be honest ssu is too hard for Mr Tinkler,iyamhlula
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 08:49 PM
@@azzaniawest the departure of his top striker made things worse for him
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 08:46 PM
The elimination of SSU to be honest it's a big advantage to us as they always give us hard time in cup competitions
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kadish Feb 11, 2018 07:47 PM
@Thobeka Masina you are wrong Tinkler is far better than those coaches you have mention Tinkler won a cup and played two continental finals n he is better than Komphela as well
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VutomiVTM Feb 11, 2018 07:28 PM
Why was Tinkler defensive. That kind of game plan doesn't win trophies... Mr Tinkler you're admiring Steve now
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Sbudah27 Feb 11, 2018 07:02 PM
@Thobeka Masina welcome
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Thobeka Masina Feb 11, 2018 06:52 PM
i will say it until the cows come home...Tickler is not gud enough...he smoke too much..u can't compare him to Rhulani, MoloI, Benni...he is so lucky to coach a team like SSU
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no1coachkm Feb 11, 2018 06:38 PM
Congratulations Celtic. I love you so much and wish you much success. I will work for you soon.
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@azzaniawest Feb 11, 2018 06:33 PM
I THINK ERIC TINKLER HAS LOST IT IN THE CHANGE ROOM
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@azzaniawest Feb 11, 2018 06:31 PM
SSUEXIT
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Hlasela_Khosi Feb 11, 2018 06:15 PM
Dankie Siwelele!!!
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 06:14 PM
SSU out
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DopeZN Feb 11, 2018 05:41 PM
Siwelele...
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Ronewa_bucs Feb 11, 2018 04:40 PM
Celtic abuse this team plz
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no1coachkm Feb 11, 2018 04:38 PM
Good luck Celtic. You deserve a trophy somewhere.
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Ntsunda11 Feb 11, 2018 04:08 PM
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