Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana has opened up about the restart of the 2019/20 season and playing in the biologically safe environment.
The PSL re-start is set for this weekend, beginning with the Nedbank Cup semi-finals before the Absa Premiership campaign takes centre-stage from next week.
The BSE, otherwise known as the ‘bio-bubble’, will see all 32 top flight and first division clubs settle in Gauteng, with the remaining fixtures to be played behind closed doors.
For Sundowns, it presents an opportunity to complete a domestic treble as they gun for the remaining cup and league trophies, to add to their Telkom Knockout crown from earlier this season.
However, they will have to do it without the ‘Yellow Nation’, which has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years and made their presence felt through song and dance at the stadiums.
Kekana has since admitted it will be a tough task to go on the journey in an empty stadium, but he has vowed to go out and do The Brazilians faithful proud.
“It is going to be difficult and we won’t cope playing without the fans,” admitted the Downs skipper on the club’s website.
“We [are] going to represent the fans very well as their absence will be felt and we must make sure that every game we play, we play for the supporters so that they can feel our presence.”
Sundowns opening clash will see them face Bidvest Wits in the Nedbank Cup semi-final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening (19h15).