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Celtics Youngsters England Bound

Bloemfontein Celtics youngsters will be pitted against two English Premier League sides this month, and will also get a chance to watch Mohammed Salah and company live in England.

The championship has been long coming for Siwelele after they had finished as Diski Challenge runner-ups twice in the last two seasons, including the now infamous 6-3 capitulation at the hands of bottom of the table Baroka on the final day of the 2016/17 season in a match where they needed a win to secure the title. 

They have since made up for the disappointment.

Bloemfontein Celtic have bagged themselves a 10-day trip to England which will see them play and train against West Ham United The Academy of Football in Chadwell Heath. The Academy has over the years produced England legends like Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, and John Terry. 

The team will get the chance to face off against their counterparts from West Ham United and Fulham during their time in the United Kingdom, and will also watch a couple of EPL games including Liverpool v Fulham before getting some intimate time with England and Arsenal legend, Ian Wright.

Here is their full trip breakdown:

  • Day 1 (Thursday, 14 March): West Ham Training Session
  • Day 2 (Friday, 15 March): Match 1
  • Day 3 (Saturday, 16 March): Training Session and EPL Live Match 1 (West Ham vs Huddersfield Town)
  • Day 4 (Sunday, 17 March): EPL Live Match 2 (Liverpool vs Fulham)
  • Day 5 (Monday, 18 March) Match 2 (West Ham vs Bloemfontein Celtic)
  • Day 6 (Tuesday, 19 March): Arsenal Training and Legends Talk
  • Day 7 (Wednesday, 20 March): Training Session
  • Day 8 (Thursday, 21 March): Match 3 (Fulham vs Bloemfontein Celtic)
  • Day 9 (Friday, 22 March): Recreational Tour and Depart UK

By: Thapelo Molebatsi