Bloemfontein Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema remains optimistic about the future, despite their 3-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates on Saturday evening.
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The men from the Free State did not enjoy a good start to the 2019/2020 season after their defeat at Orlando Stadium.
Seema feels Celtic had enough chances to keep themselves in the game, but admits they were not sharp.
"I think you could see in the first half, we were not that sharp," Seema told SuperSport after the game.
"Even before their first goal, we had two chances we should have finished in our sleep."
Wandisile Letlabika was a casualty in the first half and Seema feels they weren't compact during his absence.
"We were supposed to start smart," said the former Pirates defender.
"The early injury to Letlabika also put us off. But while we were still preparing for the sub to come on, they got a goal. We should stayed compact and absorbed pressure until we had our sub," he added.
"I still believe the future is good for this side. We'll go back and work, especially up front.
"The guys fought very well. and I still say that if we count the chances that we could have scored, the score would have been a different story now.
"I haven't spoken to the medics. Hopefully Letlabika's injury isn't that bad."