While most coaches in South Africa are concerned about the fitness level of their players due to the forced-break, Passion FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane maintains his players are in high spirits.
The charismatic coach took over at the Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League earlier this year.
But just like any club, they were forced to stop training as part of the nationwide lockdown as instructed by the government.
“You see with my players where they are, they are very motivated more than ever. I have a program which I sent them and I know they will follow it up,” Thobejane told FARPost.
With teams in the lower division struggling with training equipment unlike most clubs in the top level, the former Baroka mentor is not entirely concerned.
“No in football that’s not how it works, I am always in touch with my boys and the team is ready for the league to resume whenever that’s why I am telling you now that they are busy (training) at home. If they say we are playing in one week believe me we will be ready,” he said.
Thobejane also had a message to all South African football fans during these difficult times.
“Let us all hang in there everything will be okay, God knows what he is doing. But please stay at home and listen to the rules and regulations from the authorities then we will make it,” added Thobejane.
This is Thobejane’s second club after leaving Baroka in 2018 following a fall-out with Chairman Khurishi Mphahlele.
He was coach at Gauteng third tier side FC Ma-Lions.
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By Ofhani Munyai