- Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a 0-0 draw by Bloemfontein Celtic in their PSL clash on Tuesday night
- The defending champions looked meek and uninspired against Steve Komphela’s side
- The draw means Bloemfontein remain in the top four of the PSL log
Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Bloemfontein Celtic in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash on Tuesday night at the Dr Molema Stadium in Bloemfontein.
The defending PSL champions looked meek as they struggled for form against Steve Komphela’s surprise of 2018 package. Mamelodi Sundowns once again struggled for rhythm in an error-strewn match.
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane will rue his sides multiple missed opportunities. Mosimane is clearly still looking to find the right combinations in his attempt to rebuild the former champions.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mamelodi blew multiple chances to score during the first half through unforced errors.
Sport24.com reported that a goal from Lebo Maboe in the 84th minute of the match was controversially disallowed by the match officials.
The result means Mamelodi Sundowns remain unbeaten in the league this season but the defending champions have thus far looked only a shell of their former dominant selves.
The Pretoria side is clearly still struggling to cope with losing star players like Percy Tau and Khama Billiat.
Meanwhile, Bloemfontein Celtic continue to be the surprise packet of the 2018 season. Steve Komphela’s new side has consistently punched above their weight. The team are currently in fourth place on the PSL log.
The Bloemfontein players should be commended for their performance in the face of adversity. The club is going through a financial crisis with players already either not being paid or being paid late twice this season.
The club recently had to ask the PSL for a loan to pay players, staff and other creditors while its owners try to find and secure a buyer for the club and its assets.
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