Absa Premiership

Mosimane says pre-season should be cancelled

2020-04-07 15:11
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes the wise decision would be to scrap the 2020/21 pre-season to make up for lost time.

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 some rhythm.

"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


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