While South Africans rejoiced as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday, August 15 that the country will move to level 2 of lockdown from Tuesday, August 18, the news were met with silence in the PSL Bio Bubble.
SuperSport United captain Ronwen Williams says life in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Biological Safe Environment (BSE) in Gauteng is challenging with strict health and safety regulations amid Covid-19.
“All is well in the BSE, the country is on level 2, but we are on level 5 in the bubble, we adhere and follow strict protocol,” said Williams.
“It’s challenging but we are here to do a job and that’s what we focused on. It’s not nice being locked up in your room all day rather than not playing.”
Since the resumption of football, ‘Matsatsantsa’ have featured in three matches, claiming victory against Black Leopards and Polokwane City in addition to their stalemate with Bloemfontein Celtic.
SuperSport are third on the Absa Premiership log with 47 points, six adrift of second-place Mamelodi Sundowns with three games left to play.
Reflection on his side’s performances in the PSL Bio Bubble, Williams said, “We played so well, kept possession and created many chances but I was disappointed in myself for conceding such a soft goal in our first match in the Bio-Bubble, it was nice to get back to playing and we all felt very good about our performance.
“Once again, we played very well in the second game, created many chances and took them, they had the ball in the second half but didn’t cause us any trouble, good victory and a clean-sheet.
“We are playing to stay up there with the pack. The confidence is high but we are very humble and we don’t take anything for granted on the pitch, we know it’s going to be a tough battle to the last match, a battle that we want to come out on top,” concluded Williams.
The Tshwane club tackle Orlando Pirates on Saturday at the Emirates Airline Park, 13:30.
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