SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic played to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the Bidvest Stadium on Sunday.
Celtic defender Mzwanele Mahashe opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark in the first half but Teboho Mokoena of SuperSport levelled matters through a superb free-kick in the second half.
A point for either side will ensure that ‘Matsatsantsa’ will remain in the fourth position on the log standings, a point behind third-placed Orlando Pirates while Celtic will hold on to their 11th place, two points away from the top eight.
SuperSport head coach Kaitano Tembo says he is pleased with how his side came from a goal behind to draw their first game of the restart.
“We played well in patches, considering that it was our first game and it was their second game, I thought we had the better chances to win the game,” he said.
“Credit to the guys, they tried until to the end… I am happy with the performance and I think we can build from here,” added Tembo.
Meanwhile, Celtic coach John Maduka is satisfied with a point earned away from home.
“We knew SuperSport would come at us and what we tried to do was to deny them the spaces that they wanted because they wanted to play behind our defence. We had a few counter-attacks but maybe our decision making was not that right but we are happy with the point,” added Maduka.
“We are getting better and better and it is not easy but with time it will come alright, we hope that by the time we play our fifth game we will be okay, match fit,” concluded the Celtic coach.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi