Jeremy Brockie admits it was a tough decision to remain in South Africa while his family flew out to Australia during what has almost become a global lockdown.
The on-loan Maritzburg United striker is finding the solitude tough but says he made the decision for the benefit of his family.
Speaking to IOL, Brockie said: "We had to make a tough decision when the lockdown was announced.
"We were planning on going on holiday in Australia in the off-season. With South Africa set to be going under lockdown, and Australia also almost on lockdown, we decided it was better for the wife to go to Australia with the kids where she will be with her parents. It was tough, but it was the best decision for everyone."
The former SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns frontman added that having an outdoor space at home to keep fit has helped a lot but it is no substitution for actually playing.
Brockie contined: "All of a sudden I can’t do what I have done since I was 17 as a young boy, with a ball at my feet and being in my happy place.
"This puts a lot of things into perspective and cherishing what you have.
"My wife asked me if I will be able to survive without football and the lockdown because I get restless when I am in one place. I miss the joy that football brought to me."
- TEAMtalk media