Celtic chasing first home win

BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic have warned struggling Kaizer Chiefs not to expect any favours, saying they are determined to chalk up their first win on home soil this season.

BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic have warned struggling Kaizer Chiefs not to expect any favours, saying they are determined to chalk up their first win on home soil this season.

Phunya SeleSele welcome the once-feared Amakhosi in a what is expected to be an action-packed Absa Premiership match at Free State Stadium at 7.30 tonight.

Celtic, inspired by the ever-vocal Siwelele, clad in green and white, are still to lose a game in their six opening matches.

On the road, Owen da Gama's side has defeated Maritzburg United 4-2, Santos 1-0 and played to a 1-all draw with Bidvest Wits.

At home Celtic have picked up three points from three games after drawing 2-all with Free State Stars, and 1-all with defending champions SuperSport United and AmaZulu.

Celtic's publicist Sello Nduna said yesterday: "It is unfortunate that Chiefs are coming to us when we are so desperate for our first league win at home this season.

"But we are not going to underestimate Chiefs based on their current form."

Striker Patrick Malokase added: "Chiefs must not expect favours because we are also desperate to register our first win at home this season. It will be a tough one because Chiefs have great players."

Chiefs' defender Tshifhiwa Mbooi, who made his official debut in their 1-0 win over Platinum Stars last Wednesday, said they were out to make it two wins in a row.

In the absence of the injured Moses Spandeel and Thabani Stemmer, and the suspended Mokete Tsotetsi and Tlou Segolela, the home side has other equally good players like Prince Olomu, Sandile Ndlovu and Darryl Smith.

In other matches today, the inconsistent Lamontville Golden Arrows host Santos at Chatsworth stadium at 3.30pm, Mpumalanga Black Aces engage FS Stars in Witbank (3.30pm) and Moroka Swallows face Wits at Dobsonville (7.30pm). Newlands will be the venue for Ajax Cape Town's clash with -Maritzburg United at (7.30pm.

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