COVID proves helpful for Downs star


The COVID-19 pandemic has come to the aid of Mamelodi Sundowns as Pitso Mosimane will be welcoming one of the developments within his camp on Monday.

Domestic football is currently on hold after the PSL board of governors last week resolved to uphold the suspension issued by motherbody SAFA.

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It has now been eight days since local fans witnessed live action in the country, when the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals were completed as Sundowns, Bidvest Wits, Baroka and Bloemfontein Celtic qualified for the semi-finals last weekend.

However, while it has been an agonising week or so as uncertainty surrounding the epidemic grows, The Brazilians have profited heavily.

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Mosimane will be delighted that utility player Thapelo Morena has completed his recovery from a nasty ankle fracture, which he suffered in his side's Nedbank Cup opening round win over SuperSport United last month.

The 26-year-old will now progress onto his rehabilitation program over the next few weeks, and could make a come back before the 2019/20 campaign is completed, pending the final outcome on the way forward by the League's executive committee.

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