Khumbulani Konco, Chief Executive Officer of Bloemfontein Celtic appealed to supporters to keep calm as he admits that the exit of Frank Gabadinho Mhango is a big loss to the team.
Talking on the team’s online site he said “I must concede that Mhango left a huge void but again players like Geofrey Massa and Vuyisile Wana, who have recuperated from injury, are equally competent to deliver. Our appeal to supporters is continue supporting the team,”
“As an institution (players and management) we need them, especially when things are not going right and we promise to make sure that we give relevant support to both players and technical staff. We will soon get positive results.”
On top of Gabadinho’s exit, the team has also released Tumelo Mogapi and Musa Bilankulu.
The CEO continues to say “Firstly, allow me to make it categorically clear that there is absolutely no crisis at the team as some quarters of the media have speculated. Our legions of supporters must remain composed and we assure them that the team is still stable,”
With five months remaining on his contract, Celtic fired Mhango last week after learning that he had signed a three-year pre-contract with BidVest Wits. Mhango might be out of action until July when he will join Wits officially.
Reports suggest that the Flames striker might secure a short-term deal with another PSL team while waiting for the transfer to Wits. Mhango accused Celtic of delaying tactics over his contract extension.