royAl zulu WARN CELTIC
Thanda Royal Zulu are determined to open their new home - Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammersdale - on Sunday in grand style when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership game.
The home side kicked off the league programme on a high note when they beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 away, and have vowed to bury their opponents at their new home ground.
Playing in the township will come in handy for the side and could be a motivation for the players.
Club spokesman Thabang Gumede said although they have been using Kings Park Stadium as their home ground last season, they are now happy to have found a new home in the township.
Gumede said the players were highly motivated and were looking forward to the game. Royal Zulu have good players such as vastly experienced Peter Ndlovu, who is bound to lead the attack. Others are Bernard Parker, James Madidilane and Tonic Tshabalala.
Although they will be without Bongi Mbele and Japie Motale who are injured, the side is determined to collect the full points.
Celtic's spokesman Sello Nduna said although some players are injured, they are crossing their fingers that they will be having a full squad on Sunday.
Nduna said they are going to attack because they need to at least come back with a point. He said striker Moses Spandeel had a slight injury but they hope he will be match-fit on Sunday.
Spandeel will team up with Kleinbooi Taaibos, Patrick Malokase and Petros Mahlatsi, while the experienced John Maduka will man the defence.