Celtic promise open cheque book for players

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Khabo Zondo, who has been doing pretty well since taking over the coaching reins at Bloemfontein Celtic, has been promised an open cheque book by the management of Phunya Selesele.

This commitment was made by Celtic's boss Jimmy Augousti.

"The transfer window will open in December and any player that Zondo wants, he will get him," Augousti said.

"He will just name the player and we will go out there and get him for him. Zondo, his assistants and players have been outstanding this season and we will continue to support them.

"Siwelele sa Masokolara [Celtic's supporters] once again have been fantastic and I don't think we would be succeeding without their continued support All of them deserve our special thanks from the management," said a justifiably thrilled Augousti.

Zondo is assisted by Benjamin Reed and David Modise.

Augousti would not commit his charges to winning the league this season. He would also not be drawn into commenting about their chances of wresting the Telkom Knockout.

He said the Charity Cup champions would take each game as it comes.

Apart from qualifying for the next round of the knockout competition, the Free Staters are the only side in the league who are still to taste defeat in the Premiership this season.

They are perched at the summit of the log with 13 points from five matches and are leading defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns by eight points.

The Brazilians are a disappointing 11th in the standings, but with a game in hand.

If Celtic maintain the momentum, many clubs, including the so-called big guns, are bound to play second fiddle to them.