Bloemfontein Celtic dedicate last two PSL outings to the late Dr Petrus Molemela


'Whitehead' was laid to rest in Bloemfontein on Tuesday after he passed away last week due to an undisclosed illness. Molemela was in charge of Siwelele for 26 years before he sold the club to Jimmy Augousti in 2001, but remained as Lifetime President of Phunya Sele Sele.

Celtic's players and coaching staff had been unable to attend either the memorial or funeral services due to league engagements, where they beat Polokwane City before drawing with Premiership and African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

And Seema says the team spoke about how they would like to pay tribute to the club's founder in the form of positive performances in those two outings.

"We were looking forward this [past] weekend [against Mamelodi Sundowns] to get three points to do it for Dr Molemela because we couldn't attend the memorial and the funeral," said Seema.

"We sat down and said 'guys, we need to do it [make Molemela proud] so that where ever he is, he could be smiling after those two games'.

"We managed to get four points [from two games] and what is the cherry on top s that we managed to keep clean sheets because you can see goals-against are now starting to count against us," he added.

Meanwhile, Seema has hailed the arrival of Belgian coach Luc Eymael at Bloemfontein Celtic after he joined a few weeks ago from Polokwane City, although the coach has been unable to officially take over due to the DRC complaint regarding his departure from Polokwane.

"He's brought organisation. They always say a new broom sweeps clean. It's good that I am working close to him," he added.

"He is a knowledgeable coach, an experienced coach. He has opened up everything to me. I am learning a lot from him. You can see the organisation is better, the intensity is a little better.

"You can see other guys like [Tshegofatso] Mabaso and {Moeketsi} Mvula are starting to play [well together]. We are hopeful his case can be finished soon," said Seema.