Celtic Hope To Outfly Swallows
An in-form Bloemfontein Celtic squad will be hoping to inflict further pain on a struggling Moroka Swallows squad when they meet at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Kick-off is at 3:30pm.
The Dube Birds seem to have had their wings plucked in recent weeks as they have failed to acquire a single league win since their 2-1 victory over Polokwane City last year.
That means Zeca Marques' men have gone five domestic matches without a victory, but Swallows skipper Lefa Tsutsulupa believes that the failure to secure a positive result isn't down to poor form.
'It is just a period where, we as a team, needed to go through,' said the Swallows man.
'I don't believe it has to do with a drop in form, we just aren't converting our chances.
It shows because we haven't been picking up the points we had wanted.
'Honestly, we aren't really worried about Celtic and their form, we are just focusing on ourselves.
We know what we have to do.
'We have to be aggressive at home and put them under pressure from the first minute.
'Celtic play open football, so there will be a lot of chances created.
We will play the ball on the ground and take the game to them.
It will be an entertaining game.
' Meanwhile, Celtic have had an excellent run of form and they seem to have overcome their misfortunes of last year to walk away with an impressive run of results in 2014.
Out of five domestic matches since the start of January, Celtic have taken three wins, a draw and a defeat, and have conceded just three goals in the process.
Midfielder Lyle Lakay says it is down to a mixture of understanding Ernst Middendorp's philosophy as a coach as well a new defensive unit which seems to have gelled together.
'It has been a good run for us and I think we have now got used to the system that the coach wants us to play and also the team spirit is high,' said Lakay.
'It is always tough coming up against teams who haven't won their last few matches because they will come out fighting, but I'm sure we will get a positive result.
'The confidence is high, I think the back four, including Patrick [Tignyemb] has done well so far, especially considering Davis Nkausu and Musa Bilankulu only joined us now in the second half of the season.
'It will be tough, but like I said we are up for it and with the high team spirit in the camp.
I think we will come away with the points.