Bloemfontein Celtic's Lehlohonolo Seema gears up for six-pointer with Polokwane City
Posted: 7 March 2018 Time: 11:30
Bloemfontein Celtic assistant coach Lehlohonolo Seema feels many teams can be considered relegation candidates this season.
Celtic are up against Polokwane City at Dr Molemela Stadium tonight with both sides looking to ease their survival concerns in what has been an especially competitive 2017/18 Premiership campaign.
Phunya Sele Sele, who won the reverse tie 2-1 in Limpopo, are in less danger in ninth place on the table with 29 points from 22 games. However, they are only five points above the drop zone.
City are hovering above the dreaded line on goal difference with 24 points from 22 matches. Ajax Cape Town have 24 points from as many games, while bottom-placed Platinum Stars have 17 points from 23 fixtures.
"As much as we can call them relegation candidates you can see we are all bound to be," Seema tells KickOff.com.
"That's what is making each and every game count. It's a six-pointer for both teams because if you see any team that will lose today is gonna be in big trouble, they will also get pulled down to the relegation zone.
"So for us Polokwane is a difficult team as always. They always play entertaining football and you can see how they got back in the game that we all thought they have already lost against Arrows [2-2 draw]. You can see the fight they have in them, it's a team that no matter whether they are away from home they always put out their A-game.
"So for us it's to make sure that we maintain the clean sheet because it's the most important thing that we are looking for. It's important that we don't concede because then we'll know that we have a good chance of winning the game.
"We don't have injuries from the previous match [1-0 win over Ajax], because this is where injuries and yellow cards can come into play and destabilise you.
"As for the top right spot we are not looking at it, we are looking at this three points and see after the result of today what will happen. We are not putting ourselves under pressure to be in the top eight by the end of today."
Kick-off is at 19h30.