Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)


Kaitano Tembo (Gallo Images)

SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo reckons his
players will only be at around 70 to 80 percent match fitness when the season
resumes.

Matsatsantsa will get their 2019/20 Premiership campaign
back underway on August 16 when they clash with Bloemfontein Celtic at Bidvest
Stadium, which is SuperSport’s designated home ground for the rest of the
season.

Tembo recognises that it will be a big challenge to manage
his players’ fitness levels after spending more than four months at home.

“I think we will probably be about 70 to 80 percent
ready by the time we play our first match. We are going to take that match as a
preparation match because we have not had time to play friendly matches because
of this Covid-19‚” said Tembo, as quoted by TimesLIVE.

“Confirmation of the restart date by the chairman of
the league Dr Khoza is helpful because it allows us as coaches and the players
to plan properly. I am not saying things are going to be easy, but it
definitely makes planning a little bit better when you know when‚ what time and
where you are going to play.

“It is not going to be easy because we only started
training as a group a few days ago as we had to observe social distancing rules
when we returned to training about a month ago.

“We will only know after the first match where the guys
are in terms of match fitness because the reality of the situation is that
players are not match fit now.

“We have been training for a few weeks, but it was
difficult to plan and load players not knowing when we are going to start.

“It was also difficult to push the guys at training in
terms of fitness but we are excited that the league is going to resume and we want
to thank all the people who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that we get
back to action.”

– TEAMtalk media



Source link

Avatar

By GIL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

twelve − six =