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Celtic fail to reach top eight


Bloemfontein Celtic failed to reach the top eight after they played to a 1-1 draw with Silver Stars in a Castle Premiership action at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors started the game the better side and it came as no surprise when they took the lead in the third minute after Dingaan Masanabo headed in a Katlego Mashego cross.

Celtic tried hard to find the equaliser, but they were let down by their strikers' wayward finishing.

The first half was dominated by a titanic midfield battle and there were no clear-cut chances for both teams - leaving the match wide open at 1-0 in favour of Stars at half-time.

'Phunya Sele Sele' came out in a fighting mood at the start of the second half and they were rewarded with an equaliser in the 62nd minute through Moses Spandeel.

To make matters worse for Stars, they were forced to play the remainder of the match match withouth their coach after Owen da Gama was banned from the bench in the 66th minute.

Spandeel had a chance to complete his brace and put Celtic in the lead in the 84th minute, but he shot wide of goals.

The draw means that Celtic will not have the chance to defend the SAA Supa8 trophy they won last season.

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Wednesday, November 8
Castle Premiership
Swallows v BidVest Wits
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Saturday, November 11
Castle Premiership
Kaizer Chiefs v Swallows
Venue: FNB Stadium

Wednesday, November 22
Telkom Knockout
Ajax Cape Town v Swallows
Venue: Greenpoint Stadium

Sunday, November 5
Telkom Knockout
1-2 v BP United
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
1-0 v Arrows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
1-2 v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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