Maties FC excited for Bloem Celtic challenge

The two teams will clash in the last 32 of Nedbank Cup in February.

Maties FC are through to the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup, where they will enjoy a glamour tie against PSL giants Bloemfontein Celtic. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Bloemfontein Celtic must not expect to just pitch up and win during the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup, Maties Football Club coach Reggie Jantjies said on Wednesday.

The two teams will play each other in February.

SAB League side Maties, who play their football in the fourth tier of South African football, beat second division Zeesha FC to secure their last 32 clash with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants from the Free State.

Jantjies acknowledges that his side will start the game as clear underdogs.

But he believes anything can happen on the day in a once-off tie, particularly after his side's impressive display in the last round.

"We respect their status as a professional PSL outfit but on the day, it will be 11 versus 11. The team that is tactically and technically prepared will walk off the park victorious.

"I've got a young, enthusiastic side that have done well so far to get to the last 32. They're looking forward to this massive game."