Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen says he is happy about the way the Johannesburg pre-season camp progresses.
The Jimmy Augousti-owned side have been in the Gauteng province for two weeks preparing for the new season. On Tuesday, Celtic played two friendlies against Moroka Swallows in Johannesburg and they drew both encounters. The first game ended 2-2, while neither side could not manage to find the back of the net in their final meeting of the day.
“Those games were very tough and closely contested. I’m pleased with the players performance. They played well and are starting to gel. I would like to see more of this kind of performance from this team. I’m particularly impressed in the way the new players are adapting to our playing system. Remember, these players have been together for only three weeks,” Larsen tells bloemfonteincelticfc.co.za.
“The Johannesburg camp has been great so far. We are making a good progress in terms of how we want the team to play in the next season; which kicks off in the next two weeks. The camp has given the players an opportunity to get to know each other well. It has also afforded the technical staff a good chance to do thorough planning ahead of the next campaign. Obviously, we are on the right track as far as the preparations are concerned,” he says.
The coach adds that they is a strong possibility for the club to further sign new players in the next two days or so.
“We’ll most likely sign one or two players after this camp. We’re impressed with some of the players we had invited for trials. The technical team and management of the club will meet to decide which players to bring on board when we arrive back in Bloemfontein,” Larsen says.
Meanwhile, Phunya Sele Sele will be playing two friendlies against the University of Pretoria in Tshwane on Thursday; before returning to the Free State capital.