Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies FC began their Sasol League National Championships campaign on a high note when they trounced RC Mills 10-2 in an entertaining match played at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Monday afternoon.
Edward Lisene, Celtic Ladies interim coach, has attributed their emphatic victory to team effort. He said they wanted to keep the winning momentum going into their next encounter against Msiphuya Ladies on Tuesday at 15:00.
“I’m very proud of my players. They performed beyond my expectations. I knew we were going to win the match but I was not expecting such a high score. If we continue to work as a team, I don’t see any team stopping us. We came here with a clear intention – to try and win every match that we play. We have prepared well for the tournament,” he told bloemfonteincelticfc.co.za.
“My players are mentally and physically strong. Our goal is to keep playing better throughout the competition. It’s important for us to keep improving as the tournament goes on. Today’s win is water under the bridge and our focus is on Msiphuya Ladies. They are a closed book to us, but we are determined to collect maximum points from them. We are going to treat each game like a cup final,” Lisene said.
On Wednesday, the Bloemfontein side will take on Durban Ladies in a match that has all ingredients of a humdinger. They will square off against Al’s Puk Tawana in their last game of group stages a day later. Both matches will kick off at 15:00.