Johannesburg – Highlands Park is looking to resume training next week after five weeks of inactivity as a result of the coronavirus. The team has been waiting patiently for the go-ahead to get back to work.
Highlands Park could be the first PSL club to go back to training, on May 5, as President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a lessening of lockdown restrictions from Friday, May 1.
Sinky Mnisi, Club Director, explained that the players will train in two shifts of 20 players each per day.
“Sponsors were complaining that they are paying us while the players are sitting at home doing nothing,” said Mnisi.
“We’ve discussed our decision with all the sponsors that we are going back to training,” Mnisi added.
He further added that the club will adhere to lockdown regulations.
“We will adhere to all the safety measures and provide sanitisers for everyone on duty. We want to get the ball rolling again and the President’s announcement came as a relief for us.”