Bloemfontein Celtic caretaker coach Lehlohonolo Seema dismissed suggestions of his team being counted among title contenders for the PSL, saying their main focus is to finish in Top 8 spot.
“We are definitely not looking that far away. There are teams battling it out for the title but we are certainly not one of them. Our focus is to finish in the Top 8 and I am certain that we can achieve that goal,” said Seema.
Over the weekend, Siwelele pulled out an upset, holding Mamelodi Sundowns to a draw at Moses Moripe Stadium, much to the frustration of coach Pitso Mosimane who was left speechless on the day after going into the game with a preconceived idea of the three points in the bag already, only to be disappointed.
Celtic, who have qualified for the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals, see their next coming three fixtures as crucial.
Having played both Sundowns and Pirates over the week, Phunya Selele will face log leaders Bidvest Wits on March 15, relegation contenders Maritzburg United (April 5) and Cape Town City (April 14).
Unfazed by it all, Seema said the league has proven that easy matches are days of the past, adding every match was a tough one.
“Gone are the days of easy matches and so-called weak teams. This league has proven that all teams are tough and that games are won on the field of play and not anywhere else,” he noted
Phunya Sele Sele continue to collect points against big teams on the road, after sharing the spoils with log leaders Orlando Pirates on Tuesday, much to the delight of the caretaker coach.
“I must congratulate the guys; they have worked extremely hard. It is not easy to keep Pirates at bay for that long and we knew that to get a second goal would be better so that we can ease the pressure, said Seema in his post-match television interview.
“We kept on missing the chances that we were getting. The breaks that we had, we were supposed to use them effectively so that we can hurt Pirates. I’m disappointed a little bit that we conceded from the middle, where we had numbers. We could have done better, but well it if good to take a precious point from Orlando Pirates,” he added.
Celtic will return to Premiership action next Friday when they host Bidvest Wits in Bloemfontein.