Interim coach Ayanda Dlamini has revealed that AmaZulu FC have not trained since the first warnings over COVID-19 were issued by the government, saying the club has taken the matter very seriously.

This as latest figures on Wednesday jumped to over 709 positive tests, with the situation expected to worsen in the weeks ahead.

South Africa will enter a 21-day national lockdown from midnight on Thursday as authorities move to curb the spread.

All sport, not just the country, but globally, has been suspended, for nearly two weeks now, although some clubs have been continuing to train. Not Usuthu, though.

In th audio below, Dlamini says they have been trying to do the right thing:

The current situation across the globe is unprecedented, with no one knowing how and when it will end. So far, there have been nearly 20,000 deaths and close to 500,000 positive cases.

South Africans, in general, have been slow to heed the warnings of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

But in the last few days, things have started to change.

In the audio below, Dlamini says things are extremely worried and he urged all football fans to take the threat of the virus seriously:

More worrying for clubs, not just in football, but across all sports where seasons are still ongoing, was the challenge of keeping their players fit during these trying times.

AmaZulu have devised programmes for each squad member and Dlamini hopes their players will follow these schedules in their own spaces during the lockdown period:

Report by Thahir Asmal