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Bloemfontein Celtic edge out Vasco da Gama

Posted: 5 April 2011 Time: 21:37

Bloemfontein Celtic’s trip down to Cape Town was successful - the visitors scoring a 1-0 win over Vasco da Gama at the Athlone Stadium on Tuesday night.

Lennox Bacela got the goal for Celtic.

The first half was for the most part a rather lethargic affair, with both sides playing cautious football.

There were hardly any chances - the first opportunity fell to Celtic after 23 minutes when Danny Venter teed up Bacela, but the former Santos man hammered a 14-yard shot over the bar.

Bacela was then foiled by Posnett Omony soon after, the Ugandan doing well to save with his feet.

Shortly before the break the Cape side had the ball in the goal when Keenin Lesch headed into an empty net.

However, in the build-up to the goal, Jonathan Armogam was ruled to have fouled Patrick Tignyemb, which was his second yellow card and saw the home side reduced to 10 men.

Phunya Sele Sele looked more industrious after the restart, but it was Vasco who had the first chance of the second stanza, when Josephy Kamwendo skied a shot over the bar.

However, on 66 minutes Celtic went ahead when Bacela fired home an outstanding angled volley after Nathan Paulse’s header across the goal.

The visiting team thought they had added a second goal in the 72nd minute when Clifford Mulenga scrambled the ball home after Omony had failed to hold onto a corner, but the keeper was adjudged to have been fouled.

Prior to the goal, the Zambian had also been close when his shot from an acute angle hit the upright.

Vasco struggled to create any clear-cut chances as they searched out an equaliser, but for the most part it looked as if a goal would come at the other end as Phunya Sele Sele easily held out for the win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:00 am
Then you wonder how a team like cable thieves can win a PSL championship if they can be beaten by minnows Vasco da Gama.

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posted: 07:06 am
Oh please get over it already! The article is about Vasco and Celtic in case you did not notice. As if pie-rats did not lose to Aces as well this season!

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posted: 07:48 am
KidKudu7: 2011-04-06 06:00

Then you wonder how a team like cable thieves can win a PSL championship if they can be beaten by minnows Vasco da Gama.
............they play at the same level and Pielerete drawn thier match against Celtic, all I'm saying is.....football has no "therefore"
posted: 08:59 am
Where does Chiefs fit in in this article? Chiefs was not playing yesterday.
posted: 09:02 am

Then you wonder how a team like Pi-Doms can win a PSL championship if they can be beaten by RELEGATION minnows MP Aces.

posted: 12:49 pm
Kidkudu u sound like a kid
Even BIG teams around the world challenging for the league title do lose to the so called small teams
Real Madrid lost the past weekend but beat Spurs last night
Chiefs beat Pirates but lost to Vasco
Pirates lost to Aces but beat DOWNS
Man u was knocked out of the CUP by WEST HAM but they challenging for the league title
I don't think the team you support will be glad to have uninformed supporter like you.
Grow up, learn and understand your soccer

i am still learning B4 U EVEN CRUCIFY ME
posted: 12:59 pm
Well done Larsen
U r DOING GR8 & I hope Management of Celtic will recognise that and give u what u deserve
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