Sundowns Players All Set For PSL Resumption, Except Morena! As preparations are underway at Rustenburg for the yet to be confirmed date for resume of the Absa Premiership encounter, Mamelodi Sundowns reveals that its first squad is all set, except its right back Thapelo Morena.
Morena sustained horrible ankle fracture earlier this year, in February, during the Tshwane Derby between Sundowns and SuperSport United.
The ‘Ka Bo Yellow’ side is currently using the Royal Bafokeng Stadium as they prepare to fight for the number one spot with their rivals Kaizer Chiefs. The Amakhosi are currently leading Masawandawa with four points behind, and both teams are working tirelessly to walk away with the Absa Premiership championship.
According to Stuart McGregor, the club’s Biokinetics, all players have entered second phase of camp and are gearing themselves up.
“It has been a tough and gruesome work for the boys as they have been away from each other for more than a hundred days,” McGregor said in a released statement on Sundowns website.
“It’s nice to have the group back after a while that is the main thing, we have been busy with the boys but the only negative is that we do not have a return date confirmed. It has made the planning of the training sessions a challenge because of the unknown date.“
McGregor said the team participated in Zoom meetings, during hard lockdown restrictions, and the lads have kept themselves active by following a training programme that was designed to make sure that they maintain their fitness level.
“Zoom sessions have helped a lot in maintaining the conditions of the players. Adjusting to it is not the same but I want to say that it’s great that we are back on the field now and they have adjusted very well. The professionalism of the boys whilst at home was superb and I commend them.
“They are handling the loading well, we are making sure that they are getting enough recovery between sessions of niggles but no real concerns but we have managed it well. The pitch was hard which was the concern, the facilities were also closed like the rest of the country but we have managed and we are looking forward to the return of the games and finish of the season”, concluded McGregor.