Lucky Baloyi will spearhead the midfield for Bloemfontein Celtic against Maritzburg United on Saturday. Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

BLOEMFONTEIN – Bloemfontein Celtic will be seeking revenge against Maritzburg United when the teams clash in a Nedbank Cup quarter-final match at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday (start 3.30pm).

Celtic players and fans are out to try and banish the memories of the last encounter in the KZN capital when Maritzburg overwhelmed the Mangaung-based outfit 4-0 in January.

Now the two teams engage each other in a clash that is expected to produce entertaining and end-to-end football.

Beaming with confidence United will be favourites again to test the Celtic defence while Celtic will be relying on their solid back four and their diligent midfield led by the evergreen Lucky Baloyi.

“We have nothing to lose,” highlighted Celtic team manager William Mothokoa when asked about that crucial encounter.

“This one will be a completely different ball game; our players have been preparing well in training sessions this week.

Maritzburg will also be confident, even if influential captain Bevan Fransman is suspended. Fransman will serve the last of his two-match suspension.  

Right back Pogiso Sanoka is also suspended.

African News Agency (ANA)