Covid-19 break effect on soccer players

Phumzile Ngcatshe
Bidvest Wits midfielder Alexander Cole has expressed his thoughts on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) break,
saying it has affected their momentum.
However, he is of the view that all the PSL teams will start from scratch.
“I think we were doing well, before the lockdown, winning games and bagging points. We had some momentum.
But I think the break hasn’t come at the right time. The lockdown, though, is not only affecting Wits but every
team in the country. We need to do the things we can control. As professional players, we are all at home and have
the time in our hands. What we do with the time should allow us to compete when we come back, so that we are
not far behind in our fitness.”
With many having expressed thoughts that current log leaders Kaizer Chiefs should be handed the PSL title, Cole
says it is a complex situation because some people are saying the league should be considered null and void and
should resume next season.
“This is not only affecting the teams at the top, but also those at the bottom, who are fighting to avoid relegation.
I think it’s up to the league to look for situations where we know that everyone, the players and fans are risk-free,”
Cole says.
Wits currently occupy the sixth spot with 38 points and have nine matches to wrap up the 2019/20 season.

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