Celtic unfazed by BTM’s court action threat


Bloemfontein Celtic head coach John Maduka has brushed off BTM Sports Chairman Freddy Mapulane’s threat of stopping their Nedbank Cup campaign by dragging the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to court.

As reported by FARPost on 01 August, ABC Motsepe League outfit, BTM Sports previously known as Witbank Spurs allege that their former player, Aviwe Nyamende didn’t get clearance and was not properly registered by ‘Siwelele’.

BTM boss Mapulane claims that defender played for Celtic while he was still contracted to them but Maduka says he is not bothered about the dispute as his job is to ensure that Celtic win games on the field of play.

“We don’t allow ourselves to deal with those issues. We leave those things for management to deal that (Witbank Spurs) case,” Maduka told the media via a Zoom press conference on Wednesday.

“We make sure that we focus on our job that is preparing the team, the players also, get ready for the games. we don’t allow external matters to affect us because at the end of the day we know that we have a job to do and that is to make sure we play against Baroka.

“So, it hasn’t affected us, we are focusing on our job. We need to make sure that we do well and get ourselves into the final,” concluded Maduka.

Celtic will play Baroka in the early semifinal at 14:00 on Saturday at Orlando Stadium with Mamelodi Sundowns tackling Bidvest Wits in the evening at 19:15 at the same venue.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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