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Igesund: Players In SA Are Spoilt

The question of workloads for footballers is discussed every season, particularly for teams like Mamelodi Sundowns who are involved in multiple cup competitions in addition to league duty. There is often a concern for players’ fitness levels and travel fatigue, but former Sundowns coach Gordon Igesund believes this distress is often exaggerated in local football. Speaking to SL Radio, Igesund stated, “I think here in South Africa, sometimes the players are a little too spoilt. In Europe & all over the world, you’ve got to roll up your sleeves and you’ve got to get stuck in.”

Filling in for Teko Modise as a guest host on The Carwash podcast, Igesund continued, “This is your job, this is what you do and if you’ve got to play 3 games in a week, play those 3 games and look forward to them. To walk around and say ‘No, we’re tired’, if you’re so tired, ask for a couple of weeks off and go sleep. You’ve gotta play in these competitions, and the more you play, the more success you’ll have.”

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Going through the Carwash Today:

  • KZN vs Gauteng for PSL Finale (2:27)
  • Is Qualifying For African Club Competition Worth It? (14:10)
  • International News Desk - Pjanic/Arthur Swap Deal (20:05)
  • Baxter lands a new job in India (32:30)
  • Secret Footballer: Mental Health In Football (37:06)
  • This Week In Football History (39:55)
  • TTM FC to offload entire Wits Roster (42:40)

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