Do You Remember: Celtic's sole MTN8 title from 2005

The semi-finals of the MTN8 take place this week with Bloemfontein Celtic seeking to get a result away at Kaizer Chiefs in order to keep alive their hopes of winning the title.

Siwelele have only had one previous final appearance and that was when they won the season-opening title 10 years ago.

At that time, the MTN8 was known as the SAA Supa 8 and Celtic were crowned the 2005 champions by beating SuperSuport United in the final.

It was in that very season that that a young Siyabonga Nkosi was one of the stand-out players for the Free State outfit and the then 23-year-old scored a crunch goal against Amakhosi in a 2-1 quarter-final win.

Celtic were drawn to play favourites Chiefs away from home and the match followed the script early on with Louis Agyemang giving the Soweto giants a first minute lead.

That 1-0 scoreline lasted until a minute into the second half when Nkosi scored a critical equaliser, before Collins Chabalala netted the winner with seven minutes to play.

Celtic, who went on to beat Orlando Pirates 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 score away from home in the semis, will be hoping for a similar turnaround against Steve Komphela's side this weekend.

If you missed it, the first leg ended 1-1 at a packed Free State Stadium thanks to two stunning goals.

A first-half thunderbolt by Helder Pelembe had put Clinton Larsen's men ahead, before Bernard Parker’s long-range goal in the second half ensured the tie is finely poised heading into the return leg at FNB Stadium.