Maduka's blueprint for slaying Chiefs

Premiership

Bloemfontein Celtic coach John Maduka has revealed how they took Polokwane City's plan to the next level to successfully slay log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

Celtic pulled off a shock victory over Chiefs at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday evening to throw the Absa Premiership title race wide open once again.

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Rise and Shine huffed and puffed but failed to blow Amakhosi's house down at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend, as they surrendered a two-goal lead before going on to lose 3-2.

Siwelele were adamant they were not going to make the same mistakes, and Maduka has now outlined what they did differently to ensure they completed the job against The Glamour Boys.

"It went according to plan, because we knew that with their strength in the air and with aerial balls, we were to make sure we avoid giving them unnecessary free-kicks and corner-kicks," Maduka told the media.

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"We also knew that with the players they have, they will always give us problems if we defended deep, so we tried to make sure that we were a little bit high and with our quick players, and that helped us a lot.

"One thing we saw is that Polokwane City took the game to them, but they [City] struggled to deal with the set-pieces, which was one of our plans.

"We saw they never gave up against Polokwane City, they kept on going, so that was another lesson we learnt from that game, that Chiefs wants to win the league and for them to do that they have to play up to the last whistle.

"So we knew they would come up like that and we are happy that we did well and got our three points. We could have scored four, five or six, but we are happy with the three points." 

Check out pics from Celtic's victory on Wednesday below

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