Wits hope to tame Celtic

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

After their away 3-2 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows at the weekend, Bidvest Wits hope to make it two in a row when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership match at Milpark Stadium tonight at 8.

Wits coach Roger De Sa yesterday stressed that they were targeting a top-eight finish this season.

Wits are fourth on the log with 37 points from 25 games with five games left in a tight log .

De Sa has warned his boys not to take their opponents' unimpressive position into consideration.

"Celtic are a very tough side and they will surely give us a difficult task because they are fighting for survival in the Premiership," said De Sa.

The Clever Boys will be without tehir skipper Sibusiso Mahlangu, who suffered an ankle injury at training this week, and Richard Rantjie, who is serving a suspension.

Celtic spokesperson Sello Nduna said: "Wits are not a bad side and we will not underestimate them.

"But we are going to fight tooth and nail for the three points, which will be crucial in our fight for survival."