Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs
midfielder Mandla Masango insists that it would be in his best interest to keep
fit ahead of the Bafana Bafana’s AFCON qualifier against Gambia.
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KickOff, Bafana open their qualifying campaign on Saturday, June 13 with Masango
confirming that he is set to train during the off season.
“Even if the season is over, you have to do something to
keep yourself fit – not necessarily 100% fit but active – so that when
pre-season resumes you don’t start from scratch,” says Masango.
“We have highly trained and well-educated fitness trainers
to help us keep in shape so, most probably, by the time we gather together in
the national team, we’ll be a well-oiled machine.”
Masango however is not sure that he is in the Bafana setup for the match as Shakes Mashaba is yet to unveil his squad.
Bafana have already
been knocked out of the COSAFA Cup as well as the Plate section following two
defeats at the hands of Botswana and Malawi.
Kick-off and venue
for the Gambia encounter is still to be announced.