CELTIC’S 12TH MAN

Kick Off - - FACE TO FACE -

It’s well known in South African foot­ball cir­cles that Bloem­fontein Celtic is one of the most­sup­ported clubs in the coun­try, and Sam ad­mits when the team went 2-0 down against Kaizer Chiefs, it was the sup­port­ers’ voices that helped turn things around. “When we were trail­ing 2-0 to Chiefs, I looked at the stands and they were all still singing while we were los­ing,” he says. “It was emo­tional to see and that gave us the power to come back. Play­ing for this team is a big deal; our sup­port­ers don’t only sup­port us when we are win­ning, but they sup­port us no mat­ter what.”

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