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Patrick Tignyemb: Celtic still going for top-eight finish in Absa Premiership

Posted: 21 March 2016 Time: 12:27

Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb says the team has not given up on a top-eight finish this season.

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Celtic, who ended a five-match losing streak with a 3-1 win over log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns last week, are 12th on the table with 25 points from 23 games - seven points behind eighth-placed Free State Stars.

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"Perhaps people don’t know we are still yearning for a top-eight position and that is not mission impossible," Tignyemb told the club's website.

"We do have our goal as players and that can be achieved if we remain confident in our approach and play with vigour like we did on Wednesday night."

Tignyemb says the defeat of the Brazilians has bolstered morale.

"The reality is that when the team is not doing well there will always be tension, pain and to a certain degree frustrations brought by poor results.

"Again, that dreadful feeling of seeing your team in a state of misfortune depresses you more but after the Sundowns game, suddenly the spirit is high again. The players realised that we have the ability to play and win anywhere."

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