Recess good for 'tired' Sundowns ace Maboe, dad says

The enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic may prove beneficial to Lebohang Maboe, according to his father Sidwell.

2020-05-29 01:15:00 PM

Just before the Premier Soccer League (PSL) was forced into a recess, a section of Masandawana faithful had been on Lebohang's case, even booing him. RealNevilleK

The enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic may prove beneficial to Lebohang Maboe, according to his father Sidwell.

"It's hard for the boy because he was not used to playing so many games," Maboe senior told Sowetan."Now he has played many games and if you check recently, his form has dropped a bit because of fatigue. I told him that he needs to take it easy, he must not put himself under pressure."

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Last season, the 25-year-old played 45 matches for Sundowns in all competitions He was also called for Bafana Bafana nine times and played four games."You know, when you are playing for a big team you will want to put yourself under pressure and doing the impossible. I told him to take it easy you know.

"He played a lot of games; he didn't rest and I think that has an impact."Maboe senior, 47, who played for Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic in the 1990s, believes the break came at the right time for his son."The advice I gave him was that he must continue playing the same way he was when he was signed from Maritzburg United, that's the form which will also make him return to the national team.

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