Celtic still surviving through hardships


Bloemfontein Celtic reserve team coach Abram Nteo is positive about the club this season after many financial challenges.

Phunya Sele Sele despite finishing in the top eight last season were not so good off the field, which even led to Steve Komphela resigning from the club mid-season.

Nteo says the team did not have a good pre-season because they were still sorting out their issues to make sure they begin the new campaign properly.

"The team didn't have a good pre-season because of challenges the team had, we opened late. There's nothing we could do, it was issues we couldn't control," he said.

Celtic are now selling players as part of their plan to make money and are still looking for sponsors, according to the coach.

"The situation is stable now, we managed to sell players but we do still need a sponsorship. If we can get it, things will be better.

"We are hoping in this MDC we can promote top players we will be able to sell so the club gets some financial boost in return."

The MDC coach says the club chairman has assured them this season they won't have any issues, and the players have promised to fight to make sure the club does well.

"The chairman has promised that there won't be strikes and players have promised to fight for the club."

Celtic have four points from four matches at the start of the 2019/20 season and were boosted by a 5-0 trashing of Golden Arrows despite losses to Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.