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Bloemfontein Celtic v Golden Arrows

Troubled Bloemfontein Celtic will have the chance to gain bragging rights over their former coach Steve Komphela, when they meet Golden Arrows at the Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday.

Komphela quit the financially struggling Celtic in December and later joined Arrows when Clinton Larsen parted ways with the outfit from Durban.

After the former Kaizer Chiefs mentor left Siwelele, his resignation letter emerged in the media detailing the severe financial troubles of the side from Bloemfontein.

Nonetheless, he has started well with his new side having picked up a win against Maritzburg United on 6 January.

Meanwhile, Celtic continue to produce miracles despite reports of training ground protests in which players have refused to train due to unpaid wages.

In their opening match of the New Year, they managed a 1-0 victory over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth.

As such, Komphela is quietly confident of his team's chances against Abafana Bes'thende. He told reporters: "Emotions will always be there but I have to be professional.

"During any situation on the field you have to be professional, then your human behaviour can come when you are alone.

"When you get praised or criticised, stand firm even though it won't be easy, but we need to apply some principles.

"We've profiled them, we are now prepared and on the day we will have to participate.

"In terms of profiling I know them, it is an advantage for us to prepare. We will just have to participate and be ready for whatever they bring to us.

"If they have a second option we will need to adapt."

Sunday's encounter is set to get underway from 15:30 in the Free State.