Seema: Having Letlabika back in the team is a plus one

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Lehlohonolo Seema says the return of Wandisile Letlabika from a long-term knee injury layoff is a plus for Bloemfontein Celtic as he will help strengthen their shaky defence.

“He (Letlabika) is a leader on his own, having him in the team is always a plus for us, I am happy for him and he will help us to strengthen at the back also, this was his first performance and he was enjoying the atmosphere,” said the Celtic coach.

Letlabika marked his return in style as he scored the 2nd goal in Celtic’s 4-1 win over AmaZulu on Saturday in a Nedbank Cup last 32 encounter at the Dr Molemela Stadium.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns centre back was also given back the captain’s armband.

“Funny enough we were saying in the team talk, we all agreed that we are asking Wandy please just play for a minute because this season you played 40-something seconds and then you are out for 8 months,” said Seema, jokingly.

The 30-year-old defender has only played 3 matches in all competitions for Celtic this season.

“it’s a cup game we are just happy that the guys that haven’t been playing for long, like Ryan De Jongh (are getting game time). We can only get stronger in the second round because it is going to be very difficult.”

Celtic will be at home in their last 16 Nedbank Cup encounter against Maritzburg United.

Seema was also full of praise for the ‘Siwelele’ supporters who rally behind the team.

“The supporters have been magnificent, even when we were one-goal down, they were still chanting, singing behind the guys. I want to applaud them because they did really well,” concluded Seema.

By FARPost Reporter 

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