Absa Premiership

Makaringe praises Pirates' handling of lockdown situation

2020-04-07 13:28
Fortune Makaringe and Andile Jali
Fortune Makaringe and Andile Jali (Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe says he has been impressed by how the club have managed the coronavirus lockdown period so far.

Makaringe pointed out that the Buccaneers have been leading the way for other PSL clubs in terms of utilising technology to keep players and fans informed during these uncertain times.

"It really is a strange experience‚ but thanks to Orlando Pirates for being very informative in things they've been doing to make sure that we stay safe and we don't lose ourselves during the process‚" Makaringe told TimesLive.

"They've been coming up with strategies to make sure we take the fear away and we actually approach the whole pandemic in a whole different perspective. And be positive at all times.

"I've been checking the social media platforms. Orlando Pirates are always innovative. They come up with ways to use the platforms to integrate the fans‚ players‚ staff.

"I'm even enjoying the moment. It's something different.

"The technical team has come up with strategies for us to stay fit‚ and we still see our family - the Orlando Pirates family.

"Everything we do‚ we do it together. A few moments ago I was seeing something about chilling with Bra Stan [technical director Stanley 'Screamer' Tshabalala‚ on SuperSport 4].

"They're giving content to the Mzansi viewers because they've also posted it on Pirates' Instagram.

"Chilling in our homes you have a lot of stuff taken away from you. I'm a Pirates fan‚ so I always check the things the club are doing.

"There's an Adidas drive where players use their creative minds to entertain the people. There are challenges.

"Pirates were the first team in the PSL to come up with a logo to encourage social distancing‚ and they made it into a challenge‚ and all the other teams have followed that."

- TEAMtalk media

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