PREVIEW: Black Aces v Bloem Celtic


Zuke, who was named Man of the Match in a 1-1 draw with leaders SuperSport United, is suspended after receiving a straight red card in a 2-0 loss to Maritzburg United last week.

Ex-Orlando Pirates men Clifford Ngobeni and Onyekachi Okonkwo are among the candidates vying to take Zuke's place in the starting XI.

Another former Buccaneer Mark Mayambela is available again having recovered from a thigh strain but Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro remains in limbo as he awaits a work permit from the Department of Home Affairs.

Celtic, meanwhile, are missing the services of defender Wandisile Letlabika, who injured his groin in a goalless draw with champions Kaizer Chiefs on September 17.

Phunya Sele Sele are 11th in the standings with five points from five games - a point richer than promoted AmaZayoni.

In head-to-head duels, the clubs have met 28 times in the League since 1985. Celtic have won 11, lost nine, while eight matches have ended in stalemates.

Last 10 League meetings:
1994: Celtic 3-1 Aces (Kotoane, Antonio, Maboe; Shili)
1995: Celtic 0-1 Aces (Siyangaphi)
1995: Aces 2-1 Celtic (Biyela 2; Vries)
1996: Celtic 2-0 Aces (Arries, Haai)
1996/97: Celtic 0-0 Aces
1996/97: Aces 0-2 Celtic (Kawondera (pen), Nechironga)
2009/10: Celtic 2-0 Aces (Oersen, Olomu)
2009/10: Aces 0-0 Celtic
2010/11: Aces 0-1 Celtic (Mulenga)
2010/11: Celtic 1-0 Aces (Mthembu)