I would personally call the season off – Segolela


Confusion still reigns on when, how and where the remainder of the 2019/20 season will take place as the Premier Soccer League and SAFA JLC remain mum on the long awaited resumption of football.

The League has given the green light to some of the clubs to return to training, as long as the required health and safety compliance protocols are met.

Most Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship clubs have subsequently also announced their resumption to training through their respective social media platforms.

But former Orlando Pirates winger Tlou Segolela still believes it is still a bit tricky to make a call on football resumption given the current COVID-19 state in the country.

“The infection rate in South Africa keeps going up every day which is very bad but you also need to understand football at the moment is business but for me personally I was going to call it off,” said Segolela.

“It’s a tricky one because it involves so many things. Money and lives so one should be brave enough to make a call depending on what they value but you can’t buy life and we can’t compare ourselves with Europeans,” added the Polokwane City Rovers Team Manager.

“For the players to go back to the field at the moment it goes with individuals. This pandemic has caused a lot of havoc and problems and it depends on certain individuals that how much were they affected you know but as a player you are always hungry to play. The only thing that can disturb them is the experience that they went through during this period.

“People are losing lives, if a certain player has lost a family member or somebody that they know those are the things that can affect them but as a footballer you always want to play in the field of play,” he said.

As of Monday, 6 July, South Africa had 205 721 Coronavirus cases identified with 3 310 deaths from the 1 864 111 tests conducted.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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