Celtic fans air grievances to Free State Premier


Celtic fans marched in Bloemfontein on the weekend, calling on the provincial government to ensure the club, which is for sale, stays in the Free State.

They also demanded Phunya Sele Sele keep all their home games in the City of Roses after reports emerged some could be moved to Port Elizabeth.

Celtic national supporters' chairperson Mabena Pule says they were happy with the reception they got from Ntombela.

"The march was basically to ask the Premier and government in particular to intervene about the proposed sale of Celtic," Pule tells KickOff.com.

"We see there is also dragging of feet with regards of selling the club after Sinki Leshabane and partners have made an offer.

"We don't want the team to go outside the province after a proposal to move some of the games to Port Elizabeth.

"Fortunately the Premier told us that she has already set a task team to look at the matter.

"We had given the Premier 14 days to respond back to the memorandum but [she] promised to come back to us even before the deadline."

Siwelele, in third place on the log with 20 points from 10 games, will tonight host SuperSport United at Dr Molemela Stadium (19h30).