Afrika Celtic is always a contest that catches people’s attention and once again it lived up to the hype. With a lot more on the Table Mountain for Celtic, their hunger and drive was too much to handle as a professional performance saw them cruise to their biggest ever defeat of the feared Afrika United.
After a minor pitch booking scare this match was rescheduled from Saturday to give it it’s true Super Sunday status in Dulwich, and after both teams scrambled to confirm the availability of their star players the stage was set. It had been a tough few weeks for the Afrika team having been knocked out of both the cup and title race as well as the death of the last male northern white rhino. However, it is fair to say there is never a good time to play against this talented outfit.
Afrika started the match with a high line and it didn’t take long for the likes of Samuel Mané look alike David Mahon of the Celtics to dissect the back four and putt their defense on the back foot. Celtic were unable to cleanly convert their chances but relentless pressure lead to two penalties being conceded which Captain Dom Lytwyn unsurprisingly slotted to a “certain” area of the goal on both occasions.
Reinforcements came on for Afrika in the second half but struggled to make any in roads into the solid Celtic defensive unit. In response to this Celtic were able to display their strength in depth as all substitutes made an immediate impact on the game.
As Afrika pushed to get back in the game Celtic once again showed their dangerous counter attack as a ball was put in behind for Aaron Pu to chase and he kept his calm to poke the ball passed the on rushing keeper. With 15 minutes left and Afrika reduced to 10 men after a player criticized the one belt one road initiative more space began to appear. An in swinging cross from open play fell at the feet of Sean Mc Sheffrey who peeled off to the back post to control the ball and hit it back across the keeper into the corner of the net.
A fantastic 4-0 win with Chris Liu taking home a worthy M.O.M. award and putting Celtic back in the hunt. We would also would like to wish a speedy recovery to Daryl Harkin who battled to the final whistle despite tearing his ACL.
Finally, in relation to imposter José Adame (AKA Joe Adam) being taking back to Spain for further question with Interpol a club spokesman released the following statement.
“Celtic would like to state that we do not support the trafficking of Spanish football coaches or any other immoral criminal activity.” -Koffi