Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
22 Mar 2016
12:06 pm

Tignyemb: We did it for the Siwelewele family

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tingnyemb says their 3-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in their previous match was meant for the entire Siwelele family after some poor display in their past few games.

Patrick Tignyemb of Bloemfontein Celtic (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The result came as a shock to many, with the Free State outfit having headed into that match on a five game losing streak in all competitions, while the Pretoria based club had endured quite a good run in the league.

“We owed it to our technical team, management and supporters to perform much better. As players we do speak among ourselves and that night (match day) we decided that we either do it for the entire Siwelele family or we will continue on the downward spiral,” the Celtic shot-stopper said on the club’s official website.

Tignyemb also added that the team is looking to finish on the top half of the table and should they carry their momentum from the Downs game to their remaining fixtures, they will certainly make it.

“Perhaps people don’t know we are still yearning for a Top-8 position and that is not a mission impossible. We do have our goal as players and that can be achieved if we remain confident in our approach and play with vigour like we did on Wednesday (last week) night.”