Murape gunning for Celtic


Speaking to, Murape seems unfazed by the massive challenge of saving Lidoda Duvha from relegation and expressed belief that his team will remain in top flight next season.

Leopards are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premiership, five points from the relative safety of a relegation play-off place and nine points off guaranteed safety.

"It looks like mission impossible, but this is football and anything can happen," he says. "I took the job knowing full well about the challenges facing the team. The side has been playing well and the only thing that I have been working hard on with the players has been building mental strength and bringing back some confidence to the team.

"We will keep fighting until we kill the last body.”

Leopards travel to the Free State to face fellow strugglers Bloemfontein Celtic at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium on Sunday.

Murape discloses to that only strikers Sibusiso Dlamini and Myron Shongwe won’t be available for selection due to injuries.

Meanwhile, Celtic have announced that David Modise will be in charge of the team on Sunday following the departure of coach Khabo Zondo during the week.

Good news for Siwelele is that striker Petrus Mahlatse has been cleared of a doping offence and, according to club manager Khumbulani Konco, will be available for selection.

With some of the players having spoken of being unhappy under Zondo’s reign, Siwelele has also called the players to come to the party and show that the coach deserved to be fired.

"Some players have spoken of being unhappy with Khabo Zondo,” says Celtic’s self-styled number one supporter, Botha Msila. “Well, now it’s also their chance to show that it was the coach and not their lack of ability that saw them not perform well in recent games."