Sundowns loses MTN8 run to Celtic
Bloemfontein Celtic scored a 1-0 goal over Mamelodi Sundowns in their MTN quarter final on Sunday night at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
This was Sundowns’ first match since the appointment of its new co-head coaches Manqoba Mngqithi, Rulani Mokwena, and senior coach Steve Kompela.
The goal was scored by Victor Letsoalo minutes after the first half into the game. This secured Celtic’s place into the semifinals competition.
The victory win was much needed and celebrated by the team as they have lost to Sundowns four times before.
Speaking to SuperSport after the match, Celtic’s head coach, John Maduka said the team is taking one game at a time.
“We are taking it one day at a time, not easy games coming ahead of us but we believe if we take one game at a time we will be able to get there so we can’t talk about winning the cup before we get passed the other stage,” Maduka said.
Kamogelo Mokolobate who favours Celtics was not at all surprised that Sundowns did not win.
“Sundowns has not won the MTN 8 in a long time even when Pitso Mosimane was head coach so I’m not surprised they didn’t win,” said Tawana.
Another soccer fanatic Poloko Mokolobate said he feels Sundowns should have never had three coaches.
“I have never seen a team with three leaders collectively that does not work. I feel sundowns should have one leader so if anything goes wrong in the team they know who to blame and fire,” said Mokolobate.