Celtic move Chiefs game to Polokwane


Bloemfontein Celtic supporters have vowed not to be disempowered by the club's decision to move their home league match against Kaizer Chiefs from Dr Molemela Stadium to Polokwane.

Celtic have moved their Absa Premiership match against Amakhosi to Peter Mokaba Stadium on April 27 after their fans went on a rampage and invaded the pitch during their last match against Cape Town City at Dr Molemela Stadium.

Siwelele have since been charged by the PSL for bringing the League and its sponsors into disrepute after failing to provide adequate security for the game against City. Celtic will appear before the PSL DC on Thursday to answer their charges.

However, the chairman of the club's supporters group Pule Mabena has warned that the club has fans all over the country.

"This is a counter-strategy by the club with their arrogance to try to frustrate the fans to deal with the club's problems," Mabena tells KickOff.com.

"It's a very sad situation at Celtic when the club management is not working with their fans and instead fighting against their own fans."

Meanwhile, the club has provided different reasons for the venue switch for the Chiefs game.

"Saturday's fixture against Kaizer Chiefs has been moved to Peter Mokaba Stadium due to the unavailability of Dr Molemela Stadium [parts of the stadium are damaged] and the alternative venue, Toyota Free State Stadium, is hosting a rugby match," the club said in a statement.

According to sources close to Phunya Sele Sele, the club could also move their last league match against AmaZulu to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on May 11.