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Celtic CEO Konco backs Massa to make swift impact like Pelembe after receiving work permit

Posted: 20 August 2015 Time: 20:56

Bloemfontein Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco has backed Geofrey Massa to make a swift impact like fellow new signing Helder Pelembe.

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Pelembe, who joined Celtic on loan from Orlando Pirates, scored a screamer on debut in a 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 semi-finals last weekend.

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Massa is now available after receiving his work permit, with much expected of the Ugandan following his bustling displays for University of Pretoria last season.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Massa’s permit, he is an integral part of the team having being signed to reinforce our striking force," Konco told the club's website.

"The technical staff is extremely satisfied that all their players are ready to fight for positions, except those injured.

"Also paramount is allowing the technical team a chance to have sufficient arsenal to compete with other teams.

"Helder Pelembe has raised his hand and immediately showed prowess after being approved to play and we trust that Geofrey will do likewise."

Phunya Sele Sele will host Platinum Stars at Free State Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Sunday.

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