Arrows pile on the woes for Celtic

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

Troubled Bloemfontein Celtic continued to suffer more woes when they lost 0-3 to the in-form Lamontville Golden Arrows at King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

Arrows piled on the pressure on the hapless Celtic, coached by former mentor Khabo Zondo, from the first whistle. Joseph Musonda opened the scoring with a well-taken free-kick in the third minute.

Abia Nale scored Arrows' second goal in the 48th minute and the third came from second-half substitute Nhlanhla Zothwane, younger brother to star player Papi, in the 88th minute.

After losing his 12th match of the season, Zondo blamed his defence, saying they let him down.

"Poor defending of set pieces was our downfall. After they scored their first goal, we became desperate and tried to go forward, but we were often caught by their fast counter-attacks. But we still have six games to play and if we can get six points, we will be safe," said Zondo.

An ecstatic Manqoba Mnqithi, who once worked with Zondo, said the positive results would certainly help cement their position on the log.

"It was a good win. We plotted their downfall," he said.