Bloemfontein Celtic will want to regain their top eight status this weekend when they host Black Leopards in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday afternoon.

Midfielder Given Mashikinya says that Celtic is a top-five calibre team and they will do their utmost to get there.

The last time the sides met was in September last year, Leopards collected maximum points after a 1-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium. Mashikinya does not expect much changes from their last game.

Before their previous encounter, Celtic thrashed Leopards 3-0 in February last year in Bloemfontein, the visitors go into the weekend’s fixture wounded after losing 2-1 to Chippa United this past Wednesday.

Celtic beat Stellenbosch FC 2-1 in Cape Town the previous day.

While Celtic are placed ninth on the log standings, Leopards are four places from the bottom on 13th.

. – Report by Tshenolo Meruti