Mzansi footballers are calling out to fans to stay onside with the rules as South Africa went into lockdown last night to help stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The government will strictly enforce a nationwide campaign to keep citizens in their homes for the next 21 days in the hopes of suppressing the impact of the disease on healthcare structures.
With close to 1 000 confirmed cases in SA, it’s crucial that we play our part.
Cape Town City’s Mozambican leftback Edmilson says: “I just wanted to send a message to stay strong. I hope that you are obeying the government’s recommendations.
“We’ve been going through some very hard times. I do believe it is a matter of time until everything goes back to normal.”
His skipper Thami Mkhize also joined the effort, reminding us all to continue practising good hygiene and to protect themselves and their communities when they leave the house.
The Bafana Bafana rightback says: “I would like to pass my words of comfort and encouragement to those who have been infected by this virus that has disturbed the whole world and wishing them a speedy recovery.
“And to all those who have not, I would like to encourage all of us to follow all the safety measures that we are being told in order to keep us safe and protected from the virus.”