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We won’t go down – Jimmy

We won’t go down – Jimmy

Posted: 19 February 2009 Time: 6:32 am

Bloemfontein Celtic boss Jimmy Augousti believes that his team has what it takes to avoid the dreaded relegation axe.

The Free State side avoided relegation by a whisker last season and they find themselves rooted in second last spot in the Absa Premiership with only nine matches to play before the season ends.

However, Augousti is confident that Celtic will remain in the Absa Premiership no matter what.

Phunya Sele Sele showed a great fighting spirit, determination and character when they came from behind to register an emphatic 4-1 victory over high-flying Moroka Swallows at their “slaughterhouse”, the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, on Wednesday.

“The win over Swallows is great motivation for the club. Nobody gave us a chance of beating them, but we managed to collect three points.

“We intend to pocket all the points available from now on. We want to climb up the ladder and finish the season in a respectable position,” Augousti tells KickOff.com.

“We’ll take each game is it comes and I hope we win all our remaining matches. We won’t go down! We belong to the elite division and I don’t know how we got to the bottom of the table. We don’t deserve that position on the table,” he adds with a smile.

_quote Celtic coach Owen da Gama, too, is happy with his boys’ sterling performance against the Dube Birds, who had not lost a single match in the New Year before they crossed swords with Celtic.

But the Bloemfontein outfit has proven to the soccer fraternity that no-one comes back from Seisa alive.

“I’m ecstatic about my players. They worked very hard to ensure that the full points remained here. We were the underdogs going into Wednesday’s game after Swallows’ good run of late,” Da Gama says.

“In football anything is possible. I’ve mentioned before that that somebody should pay a heavy price for our loss against Kaizer Chiefs,” he explains.

“This is not the time for celebrations. We are still in a precarious position on the table. We still have a long way to go and should not be complacent,” Da Gama warns.

“I’m also happy about Tlou Segolela. His performance on the day was unbelievable. He is one of the players I brought to Celtic when I took over the coaching reins.

“He didn’t fit into the Pirates set-up, but I knew he would make a difference at Celtic.

Augousti agrees about the former Pirates striker.

“Segolela is an inspirational sub. He came in as a sub against Chiefs and changed the complexion of the game. We brought him in as a sub against Swallows and he scored a brace. This boy is a fantastic player.”

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:56 am
Eish !!Swallows now you make those Sokolara,s to talk too much..Just listen to this...In football anything is possible. I’ve mentioned before that that somebody should pay a heavy price for our loss against Kaizer Chiefs,” he explains.THATS JIMMY FOR U.
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 am
We intend to pocket all the points available from now on. We want to climb up the ladder and finish the season in a respectable position,” Augousti tells KickOff.com...IN UR MOUTH JIMMY IN UR MOUTH .WATCH OUT YOU MIGHT BE RELEGATED..
Anonymous
posted: 08:01 am
Where were those chiefs fans who claim to be SABC journalists who were so over possessed with the fact that Swallows were eyeing position 2 if they won the match. It was'nt that they wished Swallows position 2, they were infact jeoulous of the team in position 2 hence they wished to see them disposed, but Celtic proved them wrong, they heavily demolished their favourite. Shame on you guys, analyse games fairly.
Anonymous
posted: 08:12 am
Some say it's a thing of the past but I still say whenever teams play Kaizer Chiefs & Orlando Pirates they up their game, even if a player does well against the two he gets all the praises. Swallows beat Chiefs & Pirates in a row and everybody thought they were a team to watch but bottom of the log team with a man down tought them a thing or two.
Ndlovu scored against Chiefs & Pirates and he promised more goals were coming, yesterday he only had one attempt on goal with a header as usual.
Anonymous
posted: 08:26 am
Swallows win against was of d disallowed goal 4 bucs
Anonymous
posted: 08:34 am
Thiba ka moo, Thiba ka moo. Ya this is a team that can do well under extreame preasure. I wish they could stop fighting for relegation every season and start challenging for the title.
Anonymous
posted: 08:38 am
The log-leaders should keep their progress very smart as they have chances more than Pirates, Chiefs and Sundowns. Small clubs are very motivated when they play against these clubs and if these clubs want to win the trophy they must take every game very serious......otherwise they will kiss the league and say goodbye
Moe4eva
posted: 08:40 am
Just now someone will bust your bubble ODG...

Grand grand ke mang coach ya lona?

Nonetheless I don't see Siwelele going down, te PSL just won't be the same without those crying, singing and dancing idiots irregardless whether they're winning or losing...

Shapa Siwelele Shapa
Anonymous
posted: 08:52 am
I hev qustion in my mind Jimmy says they can'nt go down" He is speasking as what?as techincail adviser or as director?Jimmy learn sumthing man did u ever see Kaizer or Patrice siting next to caoch?
Anonymous
posted: 08:55 am
Chiefs and Pirates are over-rated under performing useless teams,,how can they be over-taken by Downs who according to them was goin to fight relegation....for Downs to pick up pieces and fight for the Premiership shows that these big teams are no longer big,,,Swallows has showed that whip them in space of a week....Guys Celtic beat Swallows cos they are just an average team who happened to beat the now average Soweto giants,,,,it's normal...
Anonymous
posted: 09:01 am
A win against Wits and people are already talking of league title...SIS!!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:04 am
Like it or not no team comes close to the calibre of Chiefs except Pirates. All this nonsense about Khosi is a waste of time. Did you see the hype and magnitute of the game in Attregiville. (Chiefs & Celtics) one would have thought Confederation cup has begun
Anonymous
posted: 09:06 am
THE GAME....
Now u can speak coz Sunflower have overtaken these two giants...league is a marathon we still have nine games left for the league to end, so pls don't praise them too much wait and see...we will give up after the last game.....
Anonymous
posted: 09:16 am
...and that penalty that was supposed to be retaken would have made a huge difference too,,in the log standings: thanks to the match officials:
Anonymous
posted: 09:25 am
@Siphiwe.

Sure my bro, please don't take this as a personal attack. Jimmy has made it clear in one soccer publication that he is not going to seat in the office whilst things are not going OK in the field of play. In any organisation it's a normal practice that when staff is demotivated sum1 must cheer them up. Mich tried the European style of coaching whilst comfortably seated in the stands and it was not really working. Jimmy's mentality is business oriented and I personally see no wrong in that.

Big up to Siwelele goal keeper, there was tremendous improvement from Chiefs game in the poles...
Anonymous
posted: 09:25 am
lish: 2009-02-19 09:06 [ Report

I'm not praising Downs I'm just doing what's appropriate for any fan,,complimenting and thanking them for making us feel proud,,,who thought we were going to occupy that spot - and that's just a bonus,,,I'm more interested in our overall performance,,,it's a marathon of course Lish but where are we in that marathon,,,wena you just wish that we lose (taken from what you are implying) but that will not make your team beta unless they win the games,,,know what I mean..we have broken last year's Ajax record for your info: going for our six (I hate number six) cos it didn't happen kwi Telkom Cup but this time it might be / wish it's different...BAY UNITED HERE WE COME...REMEMBER YOU HEY US TWICE....CAN YOU MAKE IT THREE FOR HATERZ ? THAT WILL BE ANSWERED SOON,,,,
Anonymous
posted: 09:31 am
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Anonymous
posted: 09:33 am
Let’s set the RECORD straight here___________________Sundowns won’t win the league________Celtic will get relegated. Orlando Pirates will WIN the league_______UP THE BUCS!
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 am
Hahaha, Motshwari, I feel ya man. Mangena and Co. must just resign from SABC and join Chiefs as ballboys. Mr. Motaung, how long must Mr. Mangena openly campaign to join Chiefs? Are you that cruel?
On another note, this is how I predict it.
Winners: Downs
No. 2: Supersport
No. 3: Ajax
No. 4: Pirates
No. 5: Chiefs (as usual)
Relegated: Bay United
Playoffs: Thanda

Comment on this fellas.
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 am
The Game....
My brother pls do not disappear like u used to, be with us until the final nail is hammered to the coffin.....Things will change soon, we all know this game, who did give Celtic a chance ? now who will give Bay United a chance against Moriri ? none...let us wait and watch the remaining games guys ?
I hope Khoza can introduce some incentives to the players now, coz it is the right time to do so, otherwise we will be crying fans forever coming second best ....Khoza must learn other tactics of the game, history cannot bring Pirates victories, players need to be motivated and get extras ....Khoza pls big man do something before we sink ....
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