Bloemfontein Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema says his team owes a great deal of gratitude to Steve Komphela for the resilient way Phunya Sele Sele have faced a bumpy season.

Seema was speaking after Celtic’s 2-1 victory against Polokwane City 2-1 in the Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

Celtic’s season has been marred by supporter protests over the club’s widely reported financial problems.

Two weeks ago, their game with Cape Town City was abandoned after some fans invaded the pitch.

Seema says Komphela taught them that tough people overcome situations.

Celtic are ninth on the table with 34 points from 26 outings, a point outside the Top 8.

As a result of damage to property at their home ground Dr Molemela stadium, Siwelele will play their next home game against Kaizer Chiefs at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Saturday night.

Seema says he is not very concerned where the side plays only that they miss their fans.

The former Orlando Pirates man says that he and his technical team have to work smart until the end of the season.

With Given Mashikinya suspended Seema admits that this has left him with a bit of a headache. -Reporting by  Lethabo Kganyago