Kenyan forward Victor Ali Abondo didn't take too long to settle back in South Africa; just a week after penning a two-year deal with Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic, he scored for his new side the 2 - 0 win over Mbabane Swallows in the Prince Mangosuthu Legacy Cup clash staged on Sunday 30 July at the Ulundi Stadium to aid the team advance to the final.
Tshegofatso Mabasa scored the second goal to set up a meeting with AmaZulu, in which Kabelo Mahlasela's solitary goal was enough for Celtic to clinch the title.
Winning the Legacy Cup has renewed belief at the club heading into the new season, especially with the returns in striking.
“Winning the tournament has reignited the winning mentality and it was great seeing players enjoying the win. Since Tuesday when we arrived in Durban, the atmosphere has been sublime with players taken through their paces by our astute coach and his knowledgeable technical team. Everyone sees the importance of starting well when the season begins and the commitment that has been detected even from our new signings has been great," a club statement reads.
Head coach William Mothokoa notes that the coming season will be exciting for his team and can't wait for the start of the season.
“Our strikers, including Victor Letsoalo and Ndumiso Mabena have been banging goals even during previous friendly games and that is good for the morale of the team. The technical team will have a positive headache selecting the team for our first game of the season because all the players are performing well and are ready for the official games," Mothokoa noted.
The tournament, which Celtic were using as part of their preseason regime, is played in honour of his Majesty, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.