PSL star chasing cows back home

PSL Lockdown News

While most players have locked themselves down for 21 days, one PSL star is tending to cattle back home in Macambini as he spends time with his family.

It's not what many would have expected, but AmaZulu midfielder Siphelele Magubane is still on the field – albeit a different sort of field – as he keeps himself busy during lockdown by helping his uncle look after his herd.

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The 27-year-old is also following his training programme provided by the club to keep fit while the PSL is suspended.

"I am back home to spend this period with my family and also look after myself," Magubane tells KickOff.com.

"There is nothing much I can do except follow the training programme and help do the chores at home.

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"Most of the time I also join my cousins to look after cattle. This is what I used to do whilst growing up and I still enjoy doing it. Normally we climb hills when we take the cattle to the grazing fields.

"We get to run up there in the hills and play games, silwe ngeyinduku nabanye abafana [play fighting games with other boys].

"Then I come back home, have training programme and relax. So far so good, and refreshing."

Like many other players, Magubane has joins the chorus to warn people about coronavirus and urges them to take precautionary measures in a bid to curb the spread of the disease.

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"I wish people can take this thing seriously. Some people want to wait and see it with their naked eyes. This is dangerous," he warns.

"I want to urge people take this matter seriously. Let's abide by the rules of the state and stay at home. This 21-day lockdown will help us a lot. Stay at home, wash our hands and let's take care of ourselves.

"I saw the news in Italy, it's scary. If we can't respect the instructions from the government, we might as well go for three months' lockdown."

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Magubane joined Usuthu from Golden Arrows in January this year and has quickly established himself as a regular in the team's starting line-up.

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