South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe has urged Local footballers to make sure they remain fit during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
South Africa are on Day 2 of the lockdown imposed by the government in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus, meaning all football activities including training are barred.
In a video message posted on the SAFPU social media pages Gaoshubelwe urged players to keep fit even under the circumstances.
“To my fellow colleagues in the football industry let us take the challenge and go out there and ensure that everything that we do contributes to the positive things,” said Gaoshubelwe.
“To the players let us go out there and train, keep fit under these difficult circumstances as long as you do everything within the law this is beatable.
“I want to take this moment and join millions of people who have a made a call to stay at home during this difficult time. COVID-19 has got no cure so social distancing is the best way to go about it, wash your hands, self-isolate when you have tested positive and inform everybody else,” he added.
The total number of cases confirmed as of today in South Africa now stands at 1170, with the country recording its first death as a result of the virus.
By Ofhani Munyai