Former Orlando Pirates striker, James Mothibi, has offered an important advice to Absa Premiership clubs regarding the coronavirus disruption.
With the PSL and the rest of South Africa and the world currently on a standstill due to the spread of the deadly disease, Mothibi is worried that professional footballers’ fitness levels could be affected due to not attending normal training sessions with their teams during these trying times.
“The President of the country (Cyril Ramaphosa) has spoken about limited movements and that should be respected by everyone. I don’t know how they do things at Pirates, Chiefs and all the teams, but I have an advice for all of them. My advice is that they should take players into groups of defenders for example, then the midfielders, as well as the strikers on different days of the week to training,” Mothibi told the Siya crew.
“It could be something like seven or so players made up of defenders and the coach with his assistant, as well as the medical team on a Monday, then the midfielders on Tuesday and the strikers on Wednesday. At the end of the day, teams have to prepare because once this Coronavirus thing is over, everyone has to be ready. But the question is, how are you preparing to be ready? This is my advice!” the Warrenton-born ex-star, who also starred for African Wanderers during his career.