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Bloemfontein Celtic's Veselin Jelusic and Patrick Tignyemb confident of beating Ajax after CT City win

Posted: 20 October 2017 Time: 16:00

Bloemfontein Celtic have opted for a week-long stay in Cape Town as they seek a second straight win against a club from the Mother City.

Celtic recorded a 1-0 win over Cape Town City on Tuesday at Athlone Stadium, and will face up against Ajax Cape Town at the same venue on Saturday night.

Tuesday’s result was Siwelele’s first win in Cape Town in 11 visits. The previous victory was in April 2011 when they overcame Vasco da Gama. The best that they had managed prior to Tuesday’s win were two draws with the rest of the matches finishing off in defeat.

Phunya Sele Sele coach Veselin Jelusic is convinced they can complete their trip on a high note in the shadow of Table Mountain.

“We have decided to remain here in Cape Town for the whole week and will be training at Santos’ grounds [in Lansdowne]. We arrived on Monday and will be going back on Sunday so it is a full week here in Cape Town,” Jelusic tells

“It will not have made any sense for us to travel back to Bloemfontein after playing on Tuesday because that is a very long journey for us. We are fine here in Cape Town because we have good accommodation and the training facilities are okay. What we are planning for is how to get past Ajax on Saturday. While the two wins in a row that we have recorded have been good for the confidence there is still so much more room for improvement.”

Long-serving goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb is also encouraged by their recent form.

“The target was to get four points from these two games here in Cape Town but now that we already have three in the bag we are going for all six. Before the game on Tuesday we had not won in a long time here in Cape Town but now that we have broken that drought we want it all. So Saturday we will be fighting for all the points on offer,” says Tignyemb.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo
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