COVID-19: We just have to prepare ourselves for the worst – Larsen


With the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League season facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19, Polokwane City coach Clinton Larsen admits that it is not easy to get their minds off the current situation.

The PSL on Monday announced the postponement of all Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship matches until further notice due to the coronavirus fears.

The League has also called an urgent Board of Governors meeting involving all the 32 member clubs of the League set for Thursday, 19 March to map a way forward.

“So for now its normal training until Thursday when we get a directive from the League so we have to wait and see,” said Larsen at the team’s training round in Polokwane.

“Yah I think we just have to follow protocol because Government is giving us direction as you know on Thursday the PSL is meeting with the Health ministry and we will take it from there.

“This is a day to day week to week situation that needs to be monitored depending on the number of cases decisions can be made daily or weekly so we just got to brace and prepare ourselves for the worse,” added Larsen.

“Hopefully it doesn’t spread as it did in other countries but if it does we need to be prepared for that. As a club we are taking all precautions to make sure that we minimise the risk of any transmissions.

“You know we are trying to have a bit of fun at training as well to get our minds off this because it’s not easy to do so but yeah we will do what we have to do train until Thursday and once we get a directive take a decision thereafter,”concluded the ‘Rise and Shine’ mentor.

Supporters who had already purchased tickets to PSL matches that would have taken place this week and/or on the coming weekend are advised to retain the tickets until they are advised further.

By Ofhani Munyai

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