South Africa’s Women National team captain Janine Van Wyk says she is looking forward to getting back on the field of play but only when it is safe to do so as the world continues to battle the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic.
A 21-day lockdown was ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa aiming to limit South African coronavirus cases that have surged to more than 1,200.
Van Wyk in a video message emphasized the need for a collective effort to stop the further spread of the virus.
The 32-year-old Banyana Banyana defender encouraged her fellow South Africans to observe the rules of the lock-down to avoid infection.
“I would love to share with you the importance of coming together during this very difficult time to fight this global pandemic and to follow the guidelines of our government to help control this virus and the spread of Covi-19,” said Van Wyk
“For yours and everyone else’s well being, I would love to encourage you all to stay safe, stay at home, and practice good hygiene as well as social distancing.
“We are all extremely looking forward to return to football, obviously when it’s safe to do so. But until then we need to take care of ourselves, take care of our families and each other.
“So for Mzanzi, come show your love, take care,” she added.