Bloemfontein Celtic striker Siyabonga Nontshinga believes he has what it takes to become a regular starter for the club.
The 25-year-old hitman, who spent last season battling with relegated Jomo Cosmos, joined Phunya Sele Sele in mid-June and he plans to hit the ground running when the next campaign starts.
"First and foremost, I am very happy to come to such a club like Celtic. It is a great honour for me to play for one of the best teams in the country. I'm also excited that things are going quite well here. Celtic are a great club and I'm enjoying my time here,” Nontshinga tells bloemfonteincelticfc.co.za.
He believes that he could be a solution to Celtic’s goal-scoring problems.
"I can’t say I’m the immediate solution, but as soon as I settle at the club I will make the grade. As a striker my job is to score goals and that’s exactly what I’m going to do here. I’ve set myself a target of finding the back of the net twelve times in my first season. Anything more than that will just be a cherry on top. But I will first have to fight for my place in the starting eleven.
“I have watched a lot of Celtic matches and I know what to expect from my teammates. Their style of play is almost similar to that of Cosmos,”
Nontshinga says he wants to win trophies at Celtic.
“I’m looking forward to make my debut in the MTN8 Cup tournament. I’ll be happy to help Celtic win it, but to do that we have to work as a unit. Football requires team work effort. Together with my teammates, I will do everything I can to contribute to the success of the club. Hopefully they will understand how I make my moves and runs off the ball.”