“Football is in my blood,” says Lebogang Manyama after completing his training session with the team in over 100 days. “I just need a few runs and touches on the ball to warm up and should be ready to compete.”
Manyama was upbeat after completing his training session under the strict Covid-19 protocols at the Chiefs Village.
“The set-up is new to us, but we have to get used to it,” says Manyama, “it felt good to run through a few exercises. I look forward to more of these sessions. The touches are still good though. You saw me hitting the net a couple of times, right?”
Before the lockdown, Manyama was on blistering form and says he relishes the possible return to action.
“I don’t think I’ve lost the spark,” adds the midfield maestro. “Also, it is refreshing to see my teammates albeit still maintaining a safe distancing. The body feels okay so far because we kept working hard under lockdown, there is no problem on that one. Obviously training on the pitch will tell as we go along.”
A chuckling Manyama was seen celebrating as he rattled the net of the mini goal posts several times. This is the way of training under the strict Covid-19 protocols.
“We just need to stay safe and follow the protocols,” concludes Manyama as he walked towards the car park. “I am going home to rest now. It is important for everyone to stay safe so that when things get back, we are ready to do things together.”