Chippa United defender Diamond Thopola says he is frustrated over the uncertainty of football in South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Orlando Pirates, but injury has plagued his season and he has been limited to four matches in all competitions this season.
The Absa Premiership along with all football have since been suspended due to Covid-19.
However, the South African Football Association (Safa) and the PSL have recently set up a task team to oversee the possible return of football in the country.
The Pirates loanee has urged South Africans to comply with the current lockdown regulations.
‘It’s really a difficult situation, to be honest, because we don’t know what will happen in the near future,’ Thopola told SuperSport.com.
‘This pandemic is a very serious thing that the world, including our country, is facing. All we can do is to follow the instructions from our leaders [health officials] and the president [Cyril Ramaphosa], and stay at home and be safe.’
The former Thanda Royal Zulu right back admits he misses being on the field but is now afforded the time to return to fitness as he continues his rehabilitation from the safety of his home.
‘Otherwise, we as Chippa United players have been given a programme which we are following while at home and we are being monitored every day,’ he said.
‘Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon because we seriously miss our normal daily routines. We miss being on the field of play and we also miss football, but it is what it is.’
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