Bloemfontein Celtic's Musa Nyatama welcomes long FIFA break
Posted: 30 March 2016 Time: 11:58
Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Musa Nyatama believes the FIFA international break has afforded the club time to iron out all the challenges that has seen them win just twice in the last 17 league games.
Though Celtic enjoyed the pleasure of a shock victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in their previous competitive match on March 16, they have managed a mere 12 points from a possible 51 since mid-October last year.
“This FIFA break has come in handy for us because it has enabled us enough time to work on everything as a team,” Nyatama tells KickOff.com.
By the time Celtic play their next game on April 10 they will have had a lengthy 25-day break from the time they played their last match against Sundowns.
“This break has also helped us deal with finding ways of boosting our confidence considering the challenges that we have had to deal with in recent times when we had a bad run of form.
“It obviously wasn’t good at all for a big brand like Celtic to be going that long without winning. So I feel the break is providing us with ways of re-building up the confidence yet again after it had been damaged a bit when results were not forthcoming.
“So come April 10 we will be ready to get firing again and all we need is just to stick together to boost the team spirit,” he explains.
Such has been Nyatama’s influence this season that he is the only player at the club that has been involved in all 28 league and cup games that Siwelele have played this campaign.
“It gives me pleasure to be made aware of that I have featured in all the games this season. This is what we are always aiming for as players after all so it gives me confidence knowing this. I believe I have also been fortunate in that I haven’t had any injuries or suspensions to deal with this season,” he says.