Chiefs defeat Celtic in friendly
Chiefs defeat Celtic in friendly

Posted in News on Aug 31, 2002.

Bloemfontein once again had the pleasure of hosting Kaizer Chiefs and the Seisa Ramabodou Stadium was packed to the rafters as Amakhosi won an entertaining pre-season friendly 2-0 on Sunday.

With Bloemfontein Celtic still trying to earn promotion to the

Premier League this was an ideal opportunity for them to test their

mettle against the country's elite while for Chiefs, the match

provided a solid workout.

Celtic dominated much of the match but could not find the back

of the net while for Chiefs, the talismanic Jabu Pule was a


Pule's every touch sent the crowd into raptures and he capped a

fine performance with a brilliant goal just after half-time.

Chiefs led 1-0 at the break thanks to a top quality header from

David Radebe, delivered by the wicked right foot of Pule.

The match may have been a friendly but judging by Chiefs coach

Mushin Ertugal's histrionics, the Sowetan team look like this might

be the season to break their PSL title drought.

Celtic are desperately keen to win promotion from the First

Division Inland Stream after being relegated two seasons back, and

judging by this performance look likely to join the top-flight once


Chiefs brought all their stars, with the locals enjoying a rare

sighting of talents like Stanton Fredericks, David Kannemeyer,

Pule, Patrick Mabedi and Cyril Zama.

Celtic almost opened the scoring in the 14th minute when striker

Zane Kanono shot fiercely but Chiefs' new number one goalkeeper,

Rowen Fernandez, saved well.

Chiefs made the most of their opportunities and out of four

dangerous attacks, they scored twice.

Firstly, Radebe opened the scoring in the 30th minute before

Pule's low-flying shot sealed matters.

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