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Phakaaathi Reporter
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21 Aug 2017
2:51 pm

Scottish giants close in on Coetzee

Phakaaathi Reporter

Glasgow Celtic are close to signing Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee.

Rivaldo Coetzee (Chris Ricco/BackpagePix)

Reports in Scotland suggest that Coetzee could be unveiled as Celtic’s new signing before the end of this week.

Coach Brendan Rodgers is said to be in the lookout for a defender and he has identified the Bafana Bafana man as his number one target.

Following a long term injury to Erik Sviatchenko, Celtic are expected to bring in Coetzee to help out.

Coetzee was on the scoresheet when the Urban Warriors drew 1-1 against Golden Arrows on Saturday night. The defender, however, was substituted with a hamstring problem before the end of the match.