What is the routine of a Kaizer Chiefs player in lockdown? One Amakhosi star has given an insight into what he’s getting up to in these turbulent times…
Happy Mashiane has had a difficult 18 months with the Glamour Boys, going from making his debut for the club back in January 2019 to picking up a serious injury not long afterwards that saw him fall down the pecking order under Ernst Middendorp.
Now, with the suspension of football due to the Coronavirus, the 22-year-old is not only unable to play for Chiefs, but also has his hopes of playing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo dashed after the tournament was postponed by a year.
But how is the versatile youngster passing the time? He’s following instructions, he says.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the “Firstly, in the morning go through my prescribed work out plan... I sanitise as much as possible throughout the day, (and) I spend some of my time reading articles and guidelines regarding prevention and symptoms of this epidemic.”
Speaking about the current lockdown, he also said, “It appears that the solution for now is social distancing and being hygienic at all times. We need to support the government’s efforts in fighting the disease. If you don’t do this then the virus will spread rapidly. I wish to thank the State President for implementing the 21-day lockdown measures, I just hope everyone will adhere to this so that we are all safe.”
Mashiane will be eager to get more minutes under his belt when the league does eventually resume in South Africa, though it remains to be seen when that will be.