Many South Africans are getting frustrated with the continued lockdown but a rising PSL star has taken a mature stance in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
As much as players and supporters are struggling to get through lockdown without football, Golden Arrows defender Nkosinathi Sibisi believes it had to happen to save lives.
Sibisi had been impressive this season before Absa Premiership was suspended, even earning a comparison to World Cup-winning former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro from his coach Steve Komphela.
"Lockdown has really hit us hard but the State President Cyril Ramaphosa did what any leader would do to save lives in this current situation, for us to be protected," Sibisi said via Arrows' media channels.
"Because the reality is that lives are more important than football. We do feel it, we enjoy the game and we play to feed our families, but lives come first."
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Being out of action for a long time is a physical and mental challenge for any footballer, and Sibisi admitted it will not be easy to hit the ground running once the season resumes.
"It may be tough in our first game returning but we will push hard to minimise more damage," he added.
"Our fitness won't give us any issues because the team has made means for us to have good training."
Arrows will be looking to cement their place in the top eight in their last seven games of the league season.
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