Tignyemb: I am hurting

Cameroonian goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb is nursing a broken heart after his contract was terminated by Bloemfontein Celtic.

Celtic are alleged to have terminated Tignyemb's contract after he approached the club's management regarding the players' outstanding bonuses.

READ: Celtic fire Tignyemb after fallout

Tignyemb has been captain for Siwelele this season with the club engulfed in internal problems with supporters and management.

Tignyemb is at pains describing how the team has treated him after serving Phunya Sele Sele for the past 11 years.

"I just don't know what to say, I am so disappointed," Tignyemb tells KickOff.com.

"I spent my life and my whole career here at Celtic. All my kids were born here and only know Bloemfontein. I am very sad and disappointed. I can't say much. I don't know what the next step is.

"I just need to be calm before I start thinking what is next now in terms of my soccer career at Celtic. I am hurting."

Celtic players are also reported to have boycotted training this morning in support of their fired captain.

"I have always had a good relationship with my teammates," Tignyemb adds. "I always give them respect and they respect me as captain. I will always be grateful for their support."

This website has also been informed that Celtic management instructed players on Monday to report for training today as per their contracts or face the consequences, which include no salaries at the end of the month or fines.