Mosimane adapting to the ‘new normal’


Having announced their return to training on Wednesday, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has reflected on getting used to the new way of doing things.

‘The Brazilians’ arrived at the Royal Marang Sports Complex in Rustenburg this week after having complied with the COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols before the club was given the green light to commence training.

The club is preparing for the resumption of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season.

“It has not been easy of course it’s a new life and we are supposed to have this new life as our normal life,” Mosimane told the club’s media team.

“But it is difficult because obviously we walk around wearing a mask and you can’t breathe easily but we have to observe the health issues, we have to be exemplary also on this thing. Yah we just met here (Royal Marang Sports Complex) it is a bit strange.

“When we meet we always meet at a certain time, we are always together you know, hugging each other because it has been three months since we have seen each other. But the funny part is that how do we meet? We meet on the WhatsApp group, where we greet each other on the WhatsApp group because everybody comes in and get his key room and goes straight to his room,” he explained.

“As the rules have been put by the Doctors, no hanging around, no loitering so you speak to the payers through the WhatsApp group or through the phone yah it is a strange feeling but it is the way the situation is and we have to respect Covid-19 and we have to understand the situation as it is,” added Mosimane.

Meanwhile, the 2016 CAF Coach of the Year will join an esteemed list of panellists including, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Ronaldo Nazario, Juan Sebastian Veron, Pierluigi Collina, Iker Casillas and Didier Drogba this afternoon for a World Football Summit.

The panel will discuss, “The African Perspective: An overview of African football of tomorrow”.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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