Celtic host Chippa in tricky clash

Bloemfontein Celtic will look to keep up their good form when they host Chippa United in an Absa Premiership match at Botshabelo Stadium on Saturday, kick-off at 15h30.

Celtic come into the game having picked up four points from their last two league matches: a 3-0 win over Bidvest Wits and a 2-2-draw away to Ajax Cape Town.

The Bloemfontein side boasts a good home record so far this season, with six victories from nine matches.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed sixth on the Absa Premiership with 25 points from 19 matches.

Chippa’s last league outing was a 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits. They have lost two of their three top flight matches since the turn of the year.

The Cape Town team are still looking for their first away win, having picked up just two points from a possible 27 on the road.

The Chilli Boys are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership with 16 points from 19 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Celtic and Chippa have met just once before in the top league.

That encounter was earlier this season in Cape Town where the Chilli Boys claimed a 2-1 home win thanks to goals from Ngebo and Brown.

Celtic’s line-up from their 2-2 draw with Ajax: Tignyemb, Mahoa, Nthethe, Isaacs (Motlhaping 46‘), Mzava, Lakay, Arwuah (Lentjies 66‘), Mogorosi (Bacela 62‘), Duiker, Manzini, Gamildien.

Chippa’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Wits: Kassaly, Tomanyane (Mvalo 41’), Okwuosa, Mabizela, Gilbert, Twala (Ntshingila 57’), Sali, Ntombayithethi, Zongo (Siwahla 64’), Carelse, Qalanto.