Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has confirmed that his players will undergo counselling before they travel to Seychelles for their Caf Champions League clash with Cote d’Or FC.
The Tshwane giants are set to lock horns with Cote d’Or in Seychelles in the first-round first leg of the continental competition on Saturday.
However, Mosimane revealed that some of his players are fearing for their lives following the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
‘We can’t take it for granted that everything will be all right and leave it like that,’ Mosimane told the Daily Sun.
‘It’s up to us as a club to come out and denounce this barbaric attack that has left many scared, violated and fearing for their lives.
‘We’ll hold counselling sessions with the players and their families to make them aware of the situation.’
Mosimane also said the mood in the camp is tense following the recent attacks in the country, which have left many foreigners injured and others losing their lives.
‘We also need intervention from everyone as well as leaders in the country,’ he added.
‘As Sundowns, we want to put these measures in place to make sure we don’t have problems going forward, especially when we go out of the country.
‘The mood in the camp is tense and you never know what the players are thinking. We can’t blame them.
‘This is not just about the club, it’s about the players and their families.’
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