Nedbank Cup Preview: Bloemfontein Celtic v Milano United
Venue: Free State Stadium
Bloemfontein Celtic plan to collect their second trophy of the season by winning the Nedbank Cup. Following the team’s success in the Telkom Knockout earlier in the campaign, Siwelele have set their sights on the Nedbank Cup.
Clinton Larsen and Boebie Solomons know that their tactics will have to be intact when they host in-form NFD side, Milano United, in the Round of Last 32. Celtic midfielder, Letladi Madubanya, believes that his team is ready to continue with their impressive cup form.
“The guys have been training hard. In every training session the guys have been pushing hard. I think everyone is prepared and looking forward to the game,” said Madubanya.
Milano United will hope that their league form will carry on over to the Nedbank Cup, when they take on the defending Telkom Knockout champions this afternoon. The Cape side has been impressive in their first season in the NFD.
Milano’s Alcardo van Graan says it will be interesting to come up against some of the players from Cape Town, currently in the Siwelele team.
“It’s definitely going to be interesting to come up against some of the Cape Town boys like Zaiky (Ruzaigh Gamildien) and Kurt (Lentjies) at Celtic. They are doing well up there. We are up for the battle. Our boys are ready.
“We just need to stick to our game-plan. We have a few aces up our sleeves, so we’ll give it our all. It’s going to be great for the club if we make it through to the next round,” said Van Graan.
Players to watch
Celtic: Ruzaigh Gamildien
Milano: Devon Saal