Bloemfontein Celtic are convinced that they have done their homework in preparing for tonight’s match against Orlando Pirates.
Having drawn 0-0 against Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend, Siwelele will target a win against another Absa Premiership title contender in the form of the Buccaneers in front of their home supporters at Orlando Stadium.
Speaking to the Siya crew, Celtic defender Mzwanele Mahashe has revealed that the Mangaung outfit has done its homework in preparing for Bucs.
“We have prepared very well, I mean, we’re coming from another big one and we managed to draw. If we can apply ourselves as we did on Saturday, we can get a positive result. I know that when I talk about applying ourselves well people might think that I’m saying we are going to defend. But we are not going there to defend, I mean, we’ve got a structure. People might think that when we are behind the ball we park the bus. No, it’s not about that,” said Mahashe.
Following an injury to Wandisile Letlabika against Sundowns, Mahashe is the player expected to replace him in Celtic’s defence.
“We are not going to change a lot. Look at Sundowns and Pirates they are similar with the way they play. They are teams that like to keep the ball. We know that they are very good when they go forward. We know their strengths and weaknesses. We are going to focus on our game and capitalise on their weaknesses. The most important thing for us is that we spoke about teamwork and we need to focus on that. That will bring what we want from this game tonight,” added Mahashe.