Patrick Tignyemb of Bloemfontein Celtic celebrates teammates goal during the 2017 Telkom Knockout semifinal football match between Polokwane City and Bloemfontein Celtic at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 19 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Bertin Basson

Friday Dec 01, 2017. 09:30

Bloemfontein Celtic captain Patrick Tignyemb is hopeful that Siwelele can repeat the success they achieved five years ago when they take on Bidvest WIts in the final of the 2017 Telkom Knockout Cup on Saturday evening.

Tignyemb, 32, was part of the victorious Phunya Sele Sele side that beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2012 showpiece.

Celtic and the Clever Boys will lock horns at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu. Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

“What is helping us this season is that we are fighting for each other, praying together and the friendship we have built amongst ourselves is that of brotherhood,” Tignyemb told the club’s website.

“Personally for me, it will be an achievement to win the trophy for the second time and we ask God for mercy and strength to help the team achieve.”

The shot-stopper has played an integral part in Celtic reaching this year’s showpiece, with the Free States side coming up trumps in two penalty shoot-outs on their journey to the final.

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