From a distance one could conclude that the visitors were here to collect just a point. Celtic had a ‘bus parked’ at the back to stop the newly identified lethal striking force of the Phefeni Boys. All attempts to get an early goal were fruitless due to the defensive technique by the visiting team. At one point the hosts’ strikers were so frustrated that they even resorted to simulation, just to get an early goal, without success.
The 2nd half brought some life to an almost empty stadium, with the quick one-two’s from the Chincha Guluva boys. Many attempts were made however nothing could be seen behind the visitors’ nets. The new combination could not break through the hard to crack Celtic defence. We started to see a different Chiefs after the second half especially with the hosts’ captain skills of ball distribution for an early goal, still without success.
‘I think this was one of the best games I have seen in a long time. Our boys were hungry for success and that could be seen with their attacking mood when facing Celtic. We wanted to punish them for all these noise they make but eish luck was not on our side. The warning I want to give to our opponents is that they must never undermine and take us for granted until the game is over. At one stage I even thought we are not going to win this game though the team was playing like it is their final game. They actually reminded me of Thabo ‘Tsiki-Tski’ Mooki, Jabu Pule, Shoes Moshoeu, David Mathebula and the likes. My boys were on fire today and I wish they can continue to play like this. The only thing I wish for them to do is consistency. There is no team that can stop us if we continue to play like this. I wish to also encourage supporters to start flocking the stadium because the boys need our support’
The game ended on a 1 nil to Chiefs, which moved them to the top spot on the log.
Philly Sebola, reporting from FNB Stadium.