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Maduka: It's a very tricky game

John Maduka says Bloemfontein Celtic will approach their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash with Baroka FC with caution.

Siwelele are back in action after four months of inactivity as a result of the spread of the coronavirus.

They only recently returned to training but were not able to fit in any friendly matches, leaving Maduka concerned about the readiness of his players.

Maduka, who only recently took up the reigns of the club following Lehlohonolo Seema's departure, admitted his side will need to be "clever" to overcome Bakgaga.

He was reported by KickOff to have said: "It's a very tricky game, we have not played any friendly games and as a team, we’ve got to make sure that we’re very smart on that. We’ve got to be a bit cautious.

"We'll have to adapt and adjust on the day of the game and make sure that we are cautious on our plan on the day we play against Baroka.

"So, we've got to be very, very clever, but at the end of the day we're all in the same situation so we have to go out there and compete."

Maduka added: "In Europe, you have seen most of the teams have started slow and we do expect the same thing to happen the PSL.

"The games won't be fast, the way they normally play as it has been a long time without playing football. It’s abnormal, we have never gone through a situation like this.

"So, you'll see that the games will be slow but as time goes on, that is when the games will start getting better and better."