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Mabokgwane: We'll try to win for our supporters

Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane says he and his teammates will miss the presence of the club's fans when football resumes this weekend.

Phunya Sele Sele return to competitive action with their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash with Baroka on Saturday.

It is the first game following a four-month hiatus, as a result of the coronavirus, ahead of the restart of the Premiership next week.

Celtic face Baroka in the first semi at Orlando Stadium at 2pm before Mamelodi Sundowns face Bidvest Wits at the same venue at 7pm.

Speaking to the Sowetan, Mabokgwane revealed: "We will miss our fans, it will be an awkward game because obviously playing without supporters is normally when we are playing friendly matches.

"We will be the first ones to experience it. We are just looking forward to giving our best and try to win for our supporters. But we will definitely miss them."

Mabokgwane added: "I guess we are professionals and also there are few senior players, it will be up to us to take the responsibility to help guide the younger ones and also be a little bit better in terms of communicating on the pitch.

"We can hear each other better and that will be an advantage, but we just have to be mentally strong and represent our people well."