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Celtic, Bucs Hoodoo Side To Spoil Title Race?

Bloemfontein Celtic could upset title race for Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 04, 2018 03:48 PM

Orlando Pirates host Bloemfontein Celtic in tonight’s PSL clash scheduled to be played at the Orlando Stadium.

The Buccaneers have a chance to keep up the pressure on current log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who are one point clear of the Soweto giants having played one game less. 

Read: Bucs’ Expectations In Their Search For Points

As the title race heats up between on what has effectively become a two-horse race for the league title, Pirates will have to be wary of Celtic who in recent seasons have gained the reputation of being a hoodoo team for the Buccaneers.

In their previous encounter, it was former Phunya Sele Sele midfielder Musa Nytama who scored the solitary goal against his former side to help Pirates to a 1-0 victory.

However, in recent years the side from the Free State has often spoiled the party for the Ghost with a string of victories against the Soweto giants in their own backyard.

In the 2016/17 season, Celtic managed a 2-1 victory against their more illustrious opponents contributing to Pirates’ eleventh place finish on the league table. In the season before that Celtic also managed to surprise Pirates with a 1-0 victory. 

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This was the case back in the 2014/15 season when Phunya Sele Sele once again stunned the Bucs with a 1-0 victory after having won their second encounter 3-2 against Pirates in the 2013/14 season.

What may be alarming to the Bucs faithful is that in the previous 10 league encounters between these two sides, both Celtic have edged Pirates with four league wins as compared to the Bucs’ three wins.

The match between Pirates and Celtic is scheduled to be played tonight at the Orlando Stadium with the fixture starting at 19h30.     


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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 04, 2018 04:59 PM
@chiefs is useless, what is SL trying to do mate?
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setlaboswana Apr 04, 2018 04:56 PM
There is no two-horse race. Downs are gunning for the league title whereas Pirates are still building.
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Mfitshimfitshi Joined: 30 Mar 2018
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Mfitshimfitshi Apr 04, 2018 04:50 PM
Weak teams
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Apr 04, 2018 04:49 PM
Positive talks are always nice to share before the game,but what I like most are the reality of the results.Is not tree that Celtic will be an easy take.With the coach of the same understanding of football as Mincho,it won't be easy.A win will come with a really hard work for pirates,but even a draw is possible.#UP THE BUCS.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 04, 2018 04:29 PM
We will continue where we left off editor, we chewed them at their own yard so why you expect/wish the hoodoo results on top of all things? #stopcookinunnecessarynews. please.
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Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Apr 04, 2018 04:27 PM
POOR CELTIC
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Apr 04, 2018 04:16 PM
let me go back and preach my members are waiting for me#valongolokile
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Apr 04, 2018 04:14 PM
rats ugly smelly fans, management, chairman,chefs,gardens boys,tea ladies,guards,players, coaches are ALL SPINLESSSS COWARDS NYWE NYWE WE R BUILDING BUT DEEP INSIDE THEIR BLACK HEARTS ARE PRAYING FOR DUNU TO LOSE .......sieeeeeeeeeeeeeees#valo ngolokile
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MAKHUBELA Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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MAKHUBELA Apr 04, 2018 04:08 PM
we at bucs we dnt hv hoodo teams, the teams that used to beat us are paying the price this season
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Apr 04, 2018 04:05 PM
SL Must chill ,I see what they are trying to do ..it's not gonna work
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Chicharito07 Joined: 27 Nov 2015
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Chicharito07 Apr 04, 2018 04:00 PM
@chiefs is useless Lol I don't believe that statement from your club
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Bizolakhe Apr 04, 2018 04:00 PM
We are still Motivating our Buccs pls don't come with such questions
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Apr 04, 2018 03:53 PM
Stupid question ..what title race ? We are still building;we are not fighting for any title.

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