Konco: Celtic are ready to sacrifice

Nedbank Cup

Bloemfontein Celtic are ready to sacrifice to win the Nedbank Cup this season and compete at their new home venue of Tuks Stadium.

Celtic may be struggling financially but on the pitch they still have a chance to lift a trophy in the next few weeks.

Siwelele are amomgst the four teams that will kick-off the restart of the season when they face Baroka FC in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals next weekend.

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Celtic chief executive officer Khumbulani Konco is prefering not to get too excited about their opening match as they continue preparations on the training pitch.

Phunya Sele Sele are also working with new coaches in charge as John Maduka and Abram Nteo take the reins from Lehlohonolo Seema, who has left for Chippa United.

"Nedbank Cup is a tough competion and we wouldn't want to talk about it for now," Konco tells KickOff.com.

"Our focus is on making sure we are prepared for the first game and the rest will follow.

"The players are excited about going back to the pitch. They've been itching to return and we are very happy."

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Celtic will be sharing Tuks Stadium with Stellenbosch FC as their home venue for the reminder of the season following the PSL draw on Wednesday.

"It doesn't matter which venue we will be playing at, everyone has to make some sacrifice," Konco adds with regards to playing in Tshwane.

"We've played there before – won, drew and lost. We have done everything there. We will have to be comfortable with the situation."

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