Clark ‘jealous’ to see other leagues resuming


Black Leopards coach Alan Clark admits he is a bit envious to see most Leagues in Africa and in Europe restarting following the forced-break due to COVID-19.

So far Leagues in countries such as Somalia, Tanzania, England, Spain, Italy and Germany have resumed without any spectators allowed.

The Premier Soccer League teams are still awaiting a green light from the Sport Ministry to start their training while a date to resume the league is yet to be announced.

“It’s been nice to watch some football on TV, yah obviously a little bit jealous that we would also like to get back to play,” said Clark.

“But I think what is important is to understand the position that those countries are in, their peak in terms of the infection rate was over and it has allowed them a certain amount of leeway to ease their lockdown and go back to training and go back to play. Whereas we are probably only coming into our peak.

“So it is difficult and you can’t really compare apples with bananas, you have to look at the situation holistically,” he said.

Clark also agrees with the sentiments that teams would be in the same level of playing once the League officially resumes.

“Yah I think no matter if you are Sundowns or if you are Black Leopards I think from 1 to 16 the conditions are the same for everybody in terms of where we are. Everybody is almost at the same point so it creates a little bit of a rush for these 6 games to make sure everybody is fit and tactically ready to go and play, so it will be interesting to see how the games pan out,” added Clark.

Leopards are rock bottom, three points below fellow Baroka, Polokwane City and AmaZulu with 6 matches remaining.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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