Bloemfontein Celtic confirm signing of Ayanda Dlamini
Posted: 23 November 2016 Time: 10:39
Bloemfontein Celtic have signed former AmaZulu striker Ayanda Dlamini ahead of their Absa Premiership clash against Baroka.
Celtic confirmed that the 32-year-old, who had been without a club since leaving Usuthu at the end of last season, has penned a two-year deal.
"Celtic has signed Ayanda Dlamini in a two year deal to bolster their striking force," read statement on the club's official website.
"He has been training with the team for just over two weeks and is ready to play."
Earlier this season, Dlamini was on trial at PSL rookies Cape Town City and Maritzburg United, but failed to leave lasting impressions on Ernst Middendorp or Eric Tinkler.
The Kwa-Zulu Natal-born attacker will for the first time in his professional career don the colours of another PSL club other than AmaZulu, who he joined in 2009.
Celtic interim coach Lehlohonolo Seema, meanwhile, conceded that their tie against Baroka will not be an easy one, particularly with former marksman Geoffrey Massa in their ranks.
“We are facing a team with a similar style of play and ours is just to avoid conceding goals whilst using our strength to attack,” he said.
“I must concede, it is going to be an incredibly tough encounter knowing the type of players they have like Geofrey Massa, who can be lethal if left unchecked.
"But we also have a team that has the zeal to fight collectively like it was evident on Sunday [against Polokwane City]."
The former Orlando Pirates stalwart feels that the club's supporters deserve something to shout about, and thus stresses the importance of collecting maximum points this evening.
"Our supporters deserve to celebrate and this is one game we have to win to reward them for their gallant way of motivating players to fight even when the chips are down," he concluded.
Midfield hardman Alfred Ndengane has been ruled out of the match due to a yellow-card suspension, after recieving his fourth booking in their 0-0 draw with Polokwane City.