As players are forced to train alone, at home, this season could continue in a disaster for leading teams like Chiefs and Sundowns. The former Moroka Swallows coach, Zeca Marques decided to share a piece of his mind on this subject.
Zeca is an experienced coach and in his opinion, this lockdown could hurt and benefit the players of Mamelodi Sundowns. Sundowns had a problem of too many competitions and a tight schedule which was hard to follow. They played more games in the competition than any other team in the Premier Soccer League.
Chiefs and Sundowns are the most affected teams in this football ban
Kaizer Chiefs will are destined to suffer a break as they were just sliding into the final matches of the season. So now they were just stopped in motion which will cause a disaster when they continue with finals. The 58-year-old manager remains confident that players won’t come back with weight problems. However, they will have problems with fitness.
It is very hard to predict the exact outcome as this has never happened in football history. There was no lockdown for a specific reason, ever – until now. Only the psychological side of the game is approachable here. So that leads us to the reboot, which is going to be difficult for some players.
Sundowns could e in bigger advantage then Chiefs but it all depends on the program Pitso Mosimane created for them. It will have a big role in maintaining their fitness level. They at least need to give their best to keep their physique.
Amakhosi are still on the top of the psl results log, so the chances are they will take the title this year after the longest trophy drought. However, the lockdown might turn things around. The players could lose their form and it is questionable whether will they have enough time to get back in shape once the season continues.
“There is no doubt that the break will affect them. It will get to everyone and some teams might be affected more because of their rhythm. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will especially feel this with their players training at home. They might lose confidence and competitiveness.” – Zeca said.