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Mosimane realises he neglected himself before the lockdown

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says the football hiatus during the country's coronavirus lockdown has given him much-needed time for himself.

The 55-year-old Masandawana boss admits he has been so involved with the club over the last few years that he's often neglected himself and his personal life.

Now he feels refreshed again after taking care of his own well-being and spending time with his family.

"In the first week, I slept. Now I feel fresh, I feel I'm back - that's positive. I'm able to focus on myself," Mosimane told Independent Media.

"There are few things that I wanted to document about myself but I didn't have time for that because of our schedule. I've neglected myself a lot.

"I've always been worried about Mamelodi Sundowns and in the process, I've forgotten about myself.

"I've looked after Pitso a little bit. I've documented things. I found time to look at my pictures and videos in my archives.

"You never know one day, you'll want to write a book about yourself. This has given me time to look after myself. Are you going to leave something for your grandchildren?

"I have to look into that space as well."

Talking about spending time with his son, Mosimane added: "I don't [usually] have time to train my son because I'm at Sundowns in the morning.

"Now, I have time to see his weaknesses and strengths [but] It is difficult. We have a lot of fights because I'm thinking I'm training a Gaston Sirino here whereas I'm training a nine-year-old.

"Now, I can see the technique is not proper. I lose it and I always have to call myself to order - this is a nine-year-old."

- TEAMtalk media