Lehlohonolo Seema earmarks Highlands Park and Baroka fixtures as decisive for Bloemfontein Celtic


Celtic suffered their first defeat since the appointment of Luc Eymael, as they went 2-0 down to Kaizer Chiefs at home on Wednesday evening.

With the Belgian tactician still ineligible to sit on the bench as his resignation from Polokwane City is being disputed with the PSL, Seema and John Maduka are still tasked with shaping up the team in their efforts to survive the drop.

The former Orlando Pirates captain says playing fancy football is not their primary objective at this crucial stage, but getting over the line is what is expected from him and his players.

"I don't think they're [next two games against fellow strugglers Highlands and Baroka] cup finals, but those are league-deciders, but our destiny is still in our hands," said Seema.

"We still have to play those two games against those two teams, so [vitcories are important] for us to get away or avoid [being drawn into the relegation zone].

"We have to make sure that those games we get three points, we grind the results. Unfortunately we find ourselves where we have to grind now and let's see.

"It's a three horse race to stay in the league, and we happen to be one of those and that is why those important games we are looking at as deciders."

With the season reaching its fever pitch, Seema says it is too early for them to bring out calculators but believes every point available is there for the taking, so they need to put out good performances.

"I think of all the points remaining, it will be good for the team [to get them] but we respect other teams that we still have to play," he added.

"I don't want to sound arrogant but we'll give a good fight and hopefully our efforts will be good enough to give us three points on the day, but it will be good if we fight for every point available.

"We haven't started to take out calculators and started doing maths, but we still fighting for three points that is on the table to fight for."