Some of the footballers in South Africa would be preparing to go spend their Easter pilgrimage at the Zion Christian Church in Moria if their clubs were not in action.
But the COVID-19 pandemic has put almost everything to a halt all over the world including Easter Church gatherings.
Polokwane City midfielder Edgar Manaka is one of those players who are devoted ZCC members who always make a date at the Boyne-based Church in Limpopo during this period.
“It is a norm that during Easter weekends me and my family will be in Moria if I am not playing that weekend,” Manaka told FARPost.
“It is very important for sports personalities to be closer to God not only soccer players. Pray for wisdom, strength and that God can protect you through all the traveling we do and to stay injury free,” he added.
“So I urge all members of Zion Christian Church to pray so that God can save the world during these uncertain times. Let us all listen to the President, stay at home and save lives because this will pass but it is important that it passes while we are still alive,” said the former Leopards player.
Manaka who joined ‘Rise and Shine’ in 2016 also revealed to this publication that he will still be with the club beyond the current season.
“Right now contracts and movements are the last things on my mind, football is the last thing on my mind because I am worried about the lives of my fellow South Africans. The season has not yet finished, I am a Polokwane city player and I will still be here after this season,” he said.
‘Stiga’ as he affectionately known within the football cycles has played over 88 matches since joining from Golden Arrows with 3 goals in all competitions.
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By Ofhani Munyai