Chiefs defender reveals lockdown plans

With the current football activities at a standstill due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Kaizer Chiefs youngster Siyabonga Ngezana has given an insight into what is the routine and what he’s getting up to in these turbulent times.

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The towering defender has been used sparingly by Ernst Middendorp for Amakhosi this term, despite being a regular under Steve Komphela.

Kaizer Chiefs star Siyabonga Ngezana opens up over Olympic devastation
Kaizer Chiefs trio Willard Katsande, Siyabonga Ngezana and Bernard Parker celebrate one of their goals against Stellenbosch FC at Cape Town Stadium.

The 22-year-old is not only shattered that the domestic league has been put on hold but also by the fact that his hopes of playing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been dashed after the tournament was postponed by a year.

“It was devastating to learn that the Olympics Games are postponed. But more than the Olympics, we cannot function as usual when we are confronted with this serious pandemic. The world is facing this crisis of the Coronavirus and all what we are all trying is doing our best to stay safe. We are in it together, ” Ngezana told Chiefs’ official website.

Ngezana has thus revealed how he has been passing time and keeping fit to make sure he get all the chances when football activities resume.

“I follow the guidelines as provided by our technical team. I stay indoors and grateful to be spending time with my family. It is rare for us footballers to spend time with family because for most of our time, we are on the road, in camps and training, ” he added.

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Ngezana and four other Chiefs players were included in the squad of 78 provisional players to take part in the now rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Njabulo Blom, Reeve Frosler, Happy Mashiane and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.