Bloemfontein Celtic striker Tshegofatso Mabasa says he’s looking forward to his first ever Cup final on Saturday.

Celtic face defending Absa Premiership champions Bidvest Wits in the Telkom Knockout final at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu. Mabasa – who finished top scorer in the 2016/17 MultiChoice Diski Challenge with 12 goals – is happy to have helped his side to reach the Cup final for the first time in five years.

Twenty-one-year-old Mabasa was part of Spanish giants Real Madrid and English Championship side Bolton Wanderers academies in 2012.

Mabasa is confident that Celtic will lift their only fourth trophy in 32 years.

“I think it just been a long time coming for me. It was the right time I scored my first professional goal and it just had to come in the Telkom Knockout. And I followed that up in the semi-final as well. So for me it’s just been about working hard and eventually getting a few goals to help the team and I think it’s starting to improve now.”