Bloemfontein Celtic will be without two of their most influential members for the clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening.
Musa Nyatama, who has been a regular feature in Ernst Middendorp’s side this season, will sit out the match due to a clause in his loan agreement that disqualifies him from playing against his parent club Sundowns. The Daveyton-born star also missed the first round encounter between the two teams and Celtic went on to lose 3-1.
Another player who will have to contend with watching the game from the sidelines is defender Wandisile Letlabika, who is suspended after collecting four yellow cards.
The good news for Phunya Sele Sele is that they welcome Mogogi Gabonamong back from suspension. The Botswana-born player’s bite in defensive midfield will be key against a Downs side that will be missing the services of Hlompho Kekana, who is suspended.
Commenting on the club’s official website about the the eagerly awaited clash, captain Clayton Daniels said, “Our goal is to not concede a goal first and foremost, and while that is always our target, it will be especially sweet against the free-scoring Sundowns.
"Being the underdogs for this match could well play in our favour as the pressure Sundowns will no doubt be feeling as the league race heats up will be intensified.”