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Vilakazi: Hiatus gave players valuable family time

Mamelodi Sundowns star Sibusiso Vilakazi says even though he missed football, he relished the time he was able to spend with his family.

The PSL season was brought to an abrupt halt over three months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Vilakazi admits it has been frustrating to be away from football for so long.

However, the 30-year-old also looked at the positive side of the hiatus, and pointed out that it's been a blessing to spend so much time with his children.

"There's a positive side and the negative side of the break - the negative being that it has gone on beyond what we anticipated and led to a bit of frustration," Vilakazi told the club's website.

"We thought by now we would be back doing what we do best, which is playing football. We thought things would get back to normal in terms of it being okay for us to go back, and given the medical greenlight.

"But the positive side is of course the opportunity to bond with our families because we are away so much. We participate in the CAF Champions League and that in itself takes so much time away from family. The beautiful side is seeing your children daily now."