Bloemfontein Celtic fans to boycott Golden Arrows clash at Dr Molemela Stadium
Posted: 7 January 2019 Time: 09:39
Bloemfontein Celtic National Supporters Club chairperson Mabena Pule says they will boycott Sunday's game with Golden Arrows at Dr Molemela Stadium to show their unhappiness with Siwelele's management.
Celtic supporters met in Bloemfontein yesterday to discuss the crisis at Phunya Sele Sele, who have been rocked by the recent resignation of coach Steve Komphela and persistent reports of players not being paid their salaries.
Club owner Max Tshabalala has put the cash-strapped side up for sale.
"There were a lot of issues discussed, including the resignation of the coach and of the players that have not been paid their salaries," Pule says.
"It's so sad that we only hear these things via the media and [there is] no word from the management.
"The resignation letter that has been circulating in the media was distracting and an embarrassment to the club.
"In our meeting we resolved that our fans will not buy tickets and attend the game against Arrows.
"Please note, we are not stopping any ordinary fans going to stadium and also remember that Arrows also have their fans, but we are only saying as Celtic supporters we will not attend that match.
"This is a way to show the management that we are not satisfied and happy with the way things are happening in the club.
"You must also remember we delivered a memorandum to the management regarding our grievances but they never came back to us with answers."
Despite their challenges, Celtic beat relegation-threatened Chippa United 1-0 in East London on Friday to rise to fifth on the Absa Premiership table with 24 points from 16 matches.