Bloemfontein Celtic coach Ernst Middendorp admits the club have lost a key personnel in midfielder John Arwuah.
Arwuah has joined fellow Absa Premiership side AmaZulu.
The 28-year-old, who can play on the offensive and defensive, to join Celtic in July 2012.
Middendorp believes Arwuahâ€™s absence and that of Thabo Nthethe have weakened his side.
"The fact that we lost two key players in Thabo Nthethe and John Arwuah cannot be dismissed out of hand after three games without them, even though we are performing well,â€ Middendorp told Celtic's official website.
Bloemfontein Celtic face Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday at the Soccer City Stadium.