Golden Arrows - Bloemfontein Celtic Preview: The final straw for Abafana Bes'thende in the PSL?

Golden Arrows have had their worst season in the PSL and they will be looking to beat Bloemfontein Celtic to keep their minimal survival hopes alive


Sikhakhane, Zwane, Ntombayithethi, Musonda
 Tom, Hotto, Khuboni, Shange
Katongo, Ntuli

Mahoa, Daniels, Bilankulu, Nkausu
Ntanga, Letlabika, Nyatama, Mogorosi
Lamola, Mhango

Golden Arrows will get one last chance to keep their survival hopes alive when they welcome Bloemfontein Celtic at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.

Abafana Bes'thende are at the foot of the PSL log, seven points behind Free State Stars with 15 points still to play for, and they desperately need to win at all costs against Celtic.

However, it will not be an easy game for Shaun Bartlett's men as Phunya Sele Sele are also looking for maximum points to secure their place in the top eight at the end of the season.

Siwelele are currently eighth in the standings, and victory tonight could see them jump up to sixth and one point behind the likes Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United.

Chris Katongo is expected to carry the Durban-based side against Celtic, although the Zambian hasn't had the best of times with Abafana Bes'thende since signing for them a few weeks ago.

Ernst Middendorp's charges will have the evergreen Musa Nyatama fit for this encounter, and the former Maritzburg United midfielder is expected to steer Celtic to victory with his ability to score goals from the midfield.

  • Arrows are seven points behind Free State Stars with five games to go.
  • Celtic have beaten Arrows six times in their previous six league meetings.
  • In head-to-head stats, Arrows and Celtic have met 19 times since 2005 with Siwelele winning a whopping 11 games compared to Arrows' one while seven games ended in draws.
  • Thanduyise Khuboni is Arrows' leading goalscorer with seven strikes, from which all of them came from the spot-kick.