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Sundowns Return To Training Away From COVID-19 Epicentre

Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed this afternoon that the team has finally returned to training, though are doing so in another province.

Several teams in the top flight have returned to club training this week, after complying with all the return to play protocols set in place by the South African government.

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The Brazilians are now the latest team to confirm their return to the field, however, they’ve since made the trip to Rustenburg as Gauteng experience a rapid increase in their COVID-19 positive cases.

“Mamelodi Sundowns have resumed training, this after more than 100 days after the PSL had suspended the 2019/2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown,” Sundowns said on their official website.

“The Brazilians arrived at the Royal Marang Sports Complex in Rustenburg 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.”

“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.”

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“With the chilly weather gripping Gauteng, Rustenberg welcomes the Brazilians 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 club added. 

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