Downs' AFCON players get time off

Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that the players who were at the Africa Cup of Nations will get some time off.

The players who were in the Bafana Bafana squad – Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Themba Zwane and Lebohang Maboe – will get at least two weeks off before joining the team ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Hard working midfielder Mabunda was the only player who did not get any action during the AFCON in Egypt.

Sundowns are currently in Mpumalanga for pre-season camp and they will soon be making trips to Botswana and DR Congo for the next phase.

A statement on the Sundowns website reads as follows: “These five Downs players have been with the national team since June 3 and did not have a an adequate pre-season break. In managing their load, the club has agreed to give them rest to refresh and recuperate before our opening game of the 2019/20 season, which is scheduled for August 3.”

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