Chiefs Director opens up on possibility of season ending due to COVID-19

Following the Coronavirus outbreak that saw all football activities suspended, Kaizer Chiefs director  Jessica Motaung reveals how disappointing it would be if her side doesn’t get a chance to complete the season.

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Amakhosi are currently at the summit of the Absa Premiership log with 48 points from 22 matches with a lot of uncertainties regarding the suspension, with Motaung expressing that it would be disappointing if they are not handed the title based on their current standings.

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Kaizer Chiefs still on top of League standings amid Coronavirus outbreak that suspended all football games. (Image: Getty)

“If one doesn’t get the title based on the position we are in‚ it would be disappointing but I think being alive is the greatest gift we can all have‚” said Motaung as quoted by Sowetan

“There is a lot of scenario planning to be done by the PSL Task Team that has been appointed and the EXCO‚ and they are going to look at all the scenarios.

“The permutations are a lot and until we have looked at those‚ I can’t even begin to think of what is going to happen.

“What is challenging our thinking and the way we define how things are going to be done is that our industry is not going to be the same after this.”

The Glamour Boys’ Marketing Director further emphasized that although they want to end their trophy drought, their focus at the moment is on joining the country in the fight against the pandemic.

“I don’t think disappointment for anybody is comfortable‚ at the end of the day we can’t be selfish but I am not even thinking about the league yet‚” she added.

“We are taking it one step at a time. There are many permutations for us to look at before we are selfish on whether we win the league of not. At the end of the day‚ we want to be safe and we want an industry that is going to be viable on the long term after this. We all want to win the league but not at all costs.

“We are at the top of the log and I am quietly optimistic‚ but I don’t think it is even about winning anymore. It is about the safety of everybody and making sure that our players remain fit and healthy.

“Right now‚ we don’t even know when the games are going to resume‚ we just want to make sure that the guys stay fit and we share with them the right nutritional and fitness things they need to do.

“We encourage them not to go to public gyms because we have a facility at the village. It is responsible to focus on where we are at the moment because the future looks so far.”

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