COVID’s perfect timing for Downs coach

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The COVID-19 lockdown has come at the perfect time for a Mamelodi Sundowns coach, who has explained what he will be up to during this period of no football.

On Thursday night, South Africa will enter 21 days of lockdown as government looks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has taken the world by storm.

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The virus earlier forced the suspension of all football activities in the country, leaving fans devastated and the PSL and its member clubs anxious over the potential outcome of the 2019/20 season.

However, coach of Sundowns’ reserve team as well as the national under-23 team David Notoane has since found the silver lining amidst this pandemic, with the addition of a baby boy into his family.  

“For me, I’ve been enjoying my new-born baby – two weeks ago we welcomed another South African future striker,” Notoane tells

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“So, I’m enjoying the baby during my paternity at home, and coronavirus couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

“I’ve been in isolation for two weeks already now – no coming in and out, and of course it’s been paternity leave of sorts as well, so I’m trying as much as possible not to put the baby at risk.

“Let’s wait for this awkward test to go past, because it looks like once we’ve hit the upward curve and it starts coming down, then you know you are going into a good space.

“At the moment, we can only hope and pray that we stay safe indoors and when we have to move outside.”

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