Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes the
wise decision would be to scrap the 2020/21 pre-season to make up for lost
The domestic football scene is currently on hiatus due to
the coronavirus lockdown across South Africa, which has put time pressure on
the current- and next season.
Mosimane reckons the Premier Soccer League (PSL) should
consider cancelling the pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 campaign as players are
getting their break during the lockdown.
"I think we should do away with pre-season (for the
2020/2021 season). Once all this is over, we should be back on the pitch then
start the new season almost immediately. Players usually require four weeks'
break for pre-season. They are having that recess now," Mosimane said, as
quoted by SowetanLIVE.
"We should get a one- or two-week break for player
movements. It shouldn't be more than 10 days, really."
He continued: "It will be difficult for all the teams.
This break came at a good time for others who were struggling, but we had found
"So now when we restart you could have three scenarios:
continue where you left off, be better, or deteriorate. I'm not sure how my
team will react because I'm not training the team.
"I have to trust players to be professional and follow
the programme we've given them. We could have a situation where we'll play
three games in a week.
"I would like the PSL to inform us timeously about when
the games resume so we can go back and prepare."
- TEAMtalk media