Sebona: These soldiers will give you a hiding!

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Moroka Swallows legend Lucas Sebona says it is going to be very difficult for players to follow their training regimens at home due to their living conditions.

All PSL clubs have sent their players home to follow training programmes meant to keep them fit until April 16 when the league might resume, depending on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.

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But Sebona, who played for his first love Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits, says it will be difficult for some of the players from the GladAfrica Championship and Absa Premiership to keep training as they stay in flats and townships.

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"Players have this tendency of not training when they are alone," Sebona tells

"How do I keep fit when I stay in a four-roomed house in Soweto? How do you expect a player to continue training when he stays in a four-roomed house? Where am I supposed to gym [laughs]?

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"The soldiers will give you a strong hiding if you go out to do roadwork [jogging]. They will ask 'where are you running to?'. How do you keep fit under such circumstances? That's another question you see.

"In the townships and in the flats our yards are very small. It goes back to discipline. The only thing he can do in a room is push-ups, squats to keep fit.

"But there are those who will be playing PlayStation the whole day. Once he's done there it's Facebook. Tomorrow again he does the same thing.

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"I understand them though because they are not fortunate enough to have equipment, unless maybe the team has provided them with certain equipment like giving them bicycles for them to cycle.

"A soccer player needs agility. Sit-ups and push-ups alone will lock your body. How do you train your speed? Because you must offload those push-ups and squattings, shake the muscles by doing agile exercises with dynamics. The flexible ones you see."

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