Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane will be spoilt for choice when his side takes on Bloemfontein Celtic in the MTN8 on Wednesday evening – and it will be a genuine case of “Wafa Wafa” – three victories and you bank R8-million.
Last season Sundowns came into the MTN8 as ABSA prem champions, but were eliminated in the first match after losing to Platinum Stars. This time around Pitso Mosiman’s men go into the competition after a second placed position in last season’s Absa Premiership, while having ended last season on a high with victory in the Nedbank Cup.
Celtic, with Clinton Larsen the man at the helm, ended last season in seventh spot on the standings, a sixth consecutive top eight finish. The Free State side will be searching for their second top eight triumph after winning the competition 10 years ago. Phunya Sele Sele have made some significant signings, and Larsen will be hoping that the likes of Geoffrey Massa, Helder Pelembe, Lantshene Phalane and Vuyisile Wana can help inspire victory over the star-studded Sundowns outfit.