Q and A with SSU supporters coordinator

20 April, 2020

First Team

SuperSport United Football Club website touched base with the Matsatsantsa Mamelodi Supporters Coordinator Pascal Maje to check as to how much they miss live football due to COVID19.

Q and A with SSU supporters coordinator

SuperSport United Football Club website touched base with the Matsatsantsa Mamelodi Supporters Coordinator Pascal Maje to check as to how much they miss live football due to COVID19.

How are you keeping? And what keeps you busy during the lockdown?

Fortunately for me, not much has changed as I am an essential worker in Tshwane and the surrounding areas.

Tell us about your weekly days leading including weekends? 

When I am not at work, I keep busy by playing FIFA 20 soccer games as I can't watch football matches because of the lockdown.

How much are you missing live football and the vibe at the Stadium?

That's a very good question, the team spirit, the singing, traveling to different towns and provinces. I miss that a lot, it’s a bit depressing, but we have to stay at home, in order to flatten the curve so that we will soon enjoy our live matches. 

How is communication among your fellow Matsatsantsa supporters?

We have a Matsatsantsa supporter's WhatsApp group, this is a platform where we communicate a lot about football and discuss other related issues. 

What is it that you guys are talking about? 

We talk about everything in football – sharing videos, images and reminiscing about the previous games at the stadium, sharing and discussing the transfer news of players, we also share how players are keeping fit during this lockdown, seeing our players updating us on social media motivates us a lot and not forgetting to put emphasis on #StayAtHome and practicing cleanliness by sanitizing and frequently washing our hands with soap. 

When was the last time you watched a live match together?

We watched  the last two games, first was an away match, my team and I flew to Cape Town on  the 14th of February at the Cape Town Stadium,  where we sadly lost 1-0 to  Stellenbosch FC and the last one was a home game where we won 2-0 against Bidvest Wits FC, good times. 

The team was back to winning ways before COVID19 held the entire world to a standstill?

Most definitely, we came back from the loss to   Stellenbosch FC, and then we made two clean sheets of 2-0 against Bidvest Wits and Highlands Park FC, our form was coming back and we wanted to make sure that we stay In the top three. 

What is your take on COVID19, your message to all South Africans and how do you adhere to regulations?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that affects everyone, be it rich, poor, black, yellow or white. It's an invisible disease which travels very fast, through shaking of hands, and touching surfaces that have been exposed to an infected person. This Pandemic has taken us by a surprise and has forced us to stay away from the things that we enjoy and love the most (Soccer) amongst other things. The message I would give to all South Africans would be to #StayAtHome, stay safe, this won't last forever, soon we will meet at the Stadiums, I adhere to the regulations by washing my hands frequently, and I wear a mask when I go to work, shopping center, while buying essentials as you won't know whose got the disease or not. And I also sanitize my hands as frequently as I can, keeping the social distancing at all times to avoid infection from other people. 

Pascal Maje Matsatsantsa Mamelodi Supporters Branch Coordinator