Celtic's John Maduka says Stars are the best team in the South African PSL

Celtic's John Maduka says Stars are the best team in the South African PSL
John Maduka, of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 football match between Cape Town City FC and Bloemfontein Celtic at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 2 November 2016 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 16:00

Bloemfontein Celtic visit the struggling Platinum Stars in search of the full three points on Wednesday and assistant coach John Maduka says they are capable of getting a win.

The South African Premier Soccer League side is fresh from a penalty shoot-out win over Polokwane City in the Telkom Knockout Cup.

Speaking to AfricanFootball.com, the ex-Malawian international says they must respect Dikwena and must not look at their recent struggles in the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season.

“Yeah that alone (beating them in TKO Cup) makes it tough and an interesting encounter on Wednesday night,” said Maduka.

“They are a good team but down for now, we cannot underestimate Stars, they have quality and good players.

“Even though they are not doing well in terms of form, they are still one of the best teams in the PSL.

“We expect a tough game and the fact that we beat them in the cup makes it more special.

“However, we have our own challenges as we come from 120 minutes of football in the cup last weekend.

“With all those challenges, I believe we have the quality and talent to get maximum points against them and we are motivated after reaching the final.

The Royal Bafokeng Stadium is the venue and the match gets underway at 19:30 (CAT) on Wednesday night.

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