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Celtic travel with confidence to Benin

CAF Confederation Cup

Bloemfontein Celtic left the country for Porto-Novo on Tuesday night beaming with confidence ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup game against Rivers United.

The CAF clash between United and Celtic was postponed a few weeks ago due to the strict Covid-19 rules and regulations in Nigeria, where South Africa is regarded as a high-risk country.

CAF has since rescheduled the fixture for Benin this coming Saturday.

Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco says the club has managed to secure a direct flight straight to Benin for the encounter.

"Everything is in order. The club left for Benin yesterday after the game against Mamelodi Sundowns and it's a direct flight," Konco tells

"We have done all the preparations and we're looking forward to the game on Saturday."

Siwelele are trailing 2-0 to their Nigerian counterparts after losing the first leg in Bloemfontein late last year.

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