What CAF Confederation Cup football will do for Bloemfontein Celtic


The last three years have been some of the most challenging for Bloemfontein Celtic off the field, but on the pitch it has been a different story.

Siwelele's financial troubles have been well publicised but despite all the changes in coaching staff, the players have shown some unbelievable fighting spirit as they now set their eyes on the Nedbank Cup trophy in today's final against Mamelodi Sundowns.

With Masandawana already qualified for the CAF Champions League, Siwelele will make their continental debut and join Orlando Pirates in the Confederation Cup next season.

Head coach John Maduka is relishing the opportunity to represent South Africa among some of the best clubs in Africa.

"We are happy that we will be representing South Africa in CAF games, it's an opportunity for players to get exposure and it will be also be good for us as a team," Maduka told the media.

Celtic have kept their focus on the field despite talks surrounding the future of the club and they now have a chance to walk away with a R7-million cheque, half of which will go to the players and technical team should they win.

The former Malawi international says management is well aware of the financial aspect of playing on the continent.

"When it comes to finances, we strongly believe the management are aware of the situation, they just have to make sure that everything goes according to plan."