Mamelodi Sundowns have resumed training after more than 100 days as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) had suspended the 2019/2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
The Tshwane giants join the growing list of PSL clubs returning to training.
‘The Brazilians’ arrived at the Royal Marang Sports Complex in Rustenburg on Wednesday to prepare for the resumption of the 2019/20 season.
Sundowns had complied with all the stringent Covid-19 Return to Play Protocols and had submitted the same to the PSL before the club was given the green light to commence training.
In a statement released on Wednesday Sundowns said: “Having to move the team away from the epicentre of the coronavirus was critical for the ‘Brazilians’ and the North West province was an easy decision, with Mosimane and his technical team being no strangers to Rustenburg having hosted several pre-season training camps here in the past.
“The venue is one of the best in South Africa and was used by the England team during the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
“With the chilly weather gripping Gauteng, Rustenberg welcomes the ‘Brazilian’s with an average temperature of 22’C for the next 7 days and provides ideal training conditions, as the technical team looks to get the players match fit ahead and ready for the resumption of the PSL.”
The Brazilians close their laptops on the Zoom training sessions and lace up their boots for group training sessions again!
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) July 8, 2020
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