Celtic's Bacela looks to upset Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup

Bloemfontein Celtic captain Lennox Bacela is determined to do well for his club when they meet Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup

The former Santos striker, now playing in Bloemfontein told the Premier Soccer League website that he wants to do well against Kaizer Chiefs, and he is happy that they are playing at home.

“I think that it’s good we drew Chiefs at home. In the last two years we have done well at home. The game against Pirates in the Telkom knockout is evidence of that.”

“The good thing is that after winning the TKO in December, unlike most teams, we didn’t experience a decline and the wheels never came off. I think it has changed the mentality going forward and achieving bigger things,” he said.

Bacela who recently extended his contract with Celtic, added that gone are the days where Celtic was just a club that is just there to maintain their status in the PSL.

When Goal.com spoke with his coach Clinton Larsen last week, he seemed very confident about the player’s potential.

“He is a great player that is why we decided to extend his contract with us. He is doing well in the league as well, and we are hoping to see more from him,” said Larsen.

With the club also aiming at finishing in the top eight of the league and hoping to win the tournament at the same time, Bacela credited his coach for mental preparation.

“The coach has instilled a winning mentality in the team, particularly after winning the TKO. It has made us believe more in ourselves and be more ambitious. I personally think we can win this tournament," he told the PSL.