Football around South Africa may have come to a standstill this month due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Mamelodi Sundowns do have some good news…
The Brazilians are currently on lockdown after shutting up shop at Masandawana until April as they seek to secure the safety of their players and staff, with the club actually getting some rare time off as they plot the downfall of Kaizer Chiefs.
Pitso Mosimane’s side are currently four points behind Chiefs at the top of the table with a game in hand, but will have to wait for their opportunity to catch up following the suspension of all Premier Soccer League games indefinitely.
There is a boost for the Sundowns coach with, with the break meaning that versatile Bafana Bafana international, Thapelo Morena, will have more time to recover from his ankle injury ahead of the title run-in that is set to come.
The 26-year-old is on the road to recovery following the injury sustained against SuperSport United last month, though it remains to be seen exactly when he will be able to return.
The club’s official Twitter account gave the positive boost, saying, “Some good news Masandawana, Thapelo is making great progress in his recovery with his cast coming off today and being replaced with a moon boot.”
Mosimane will be eager to Morena to keep up his recovery in the coming weeks given the break in Absa Premiership proceedings so that he can potentially even play a role before the season comes to an end – whenever that may be.