Lantshene Phalane was involved in both goals for Bloemfontein Celtic against Wits. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Bloemfontein Celtic caused the biggest upset of the week as they beat Wits 2-1 at home on Saturday night.

Striker Tshegofatso Mabasa scored both goals for Celtic, but it was Lantshene Phalane who stabilised his team’s midfield.

Phalane was both defensively sound, and explosive going forward.

He was involved in both of Siwelele’s goals, while his penetrative balls kept goalkeeper Darren Keet busy for the better part of the night.

Keet is our entrusted man between the sticks, as he came to Wits’ rescue on a number of occasions.

There was little he could do with Celtic’s penalty and one-on-one duel against Mabasa, and he continues to prove why he deserves his Bafana Bafana call-ups.

He is protected by Asavela Mbekile – who impressed on debut against Polokwane City and former club Mamelodi Sundowns – Mosa Lebusa, Teenage Hadebe and Innocent Maela.

Ben Motshwari is gradually proving why he deserves his nod ahead of Orlando Pirates’ Player of the Season Musa Nyatama.

Motshwari cleans up our defence, while also linking play with Phalane and wingers Luckyboy Mokoena and Lyle Lakay.

Mokoena has been in fine form for Highlands Park this season with his deliveries and pace down the flanks.

As a result, he’ll be hoping to continue sending in those crosses for our front-men, Mabasa and Ayanda Patosi.

We are almost halfway through the season, and so far, we’ve seen a fitter and responsible Patosi compared to the previous campaign.

On Sunday, he led Cape Town City to a home victory over Black Leopards. That 3-1 win took City to eighth place on the PSL standings.

Team of the Week

Goalkeeper: Darren Keet (Wits)

Defenders: Asavela Mbekile and Innocent Maela (Pirates), Mosa Lebusa (Sundowns) and Teenage Hadebe (Chiefs)

Midfielders: Ben Motshwari (Pirates), Lantshene Phalane (Celtic), Luckyboy Mokoena ( Highlands ) and Lyle Lakay (Sundowns)

Strikers: Tshegofatso Mabasa (Celtic), Ayanda Patosi (CT City)


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