Celtic, Leopards share points


Both teams had their fair share of chances, but were not able to dictate the terms of the game, and lost possession too often and too easily.

Celtic had a surprise in store for the fans, as Jimmy Augousti himself was sitting in the coach’s spot on the bench, making him chairman, managing director, and coach for the game.

In the 22nd minute John Maduka beat Leopards’ keeper Phumudzo Nemabaka with a fine header from a Cyrille Mubiala cross to make it 1-0.

Then, just before half-time, the keeper fumbled a Leopards free-kick, spilling the ball into the path of Mulondo Sikhwivhilu, who finished nicely to make it 1-1 going into the break.

After half-time, Celtic tried to up the pace of the game, but couldn’t break the Leopards defence. And eventually, in the 90th minute, they were caught on the counter, when Khetowakhe Masuku made it 2-1 to the League strugglers.

A lapse in concentration, however, allowed Celtic to come back in injury time, with a spectacular bicycle-kick from Moses Spandeel ensuring a draw for Phunya Sele Sele.