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Affonso on the Road to Recovery

We continue the big Interview with the Brazilians’ star number 9 from his home in Uruguay where he is recovering after surgery, but clearly the frontman is missing South Africa and football.

“This quarantine has made me miss football. I watch a lot of match replays and am in constant contact with the club and my teammates which makes me want to get back sooner.” 

Uruguay who have also imposed major restrictions on movement are themselves fighting this global COVID-19 pandemic however Mauri is doing his best to stay at home and stay sharp. 

“I tend to still wake up relatively early. I then do the prescribed physiotherapy to strengthen the groin and problematic areas.”

“Once I am done with Physio I jump onto Netflix or Playstation and I am there for a while, that’s where I link up with Gaston and Ali and we play FIFA or Fortnite together.”

The Uruguayan hitman scored two goals to help The Brazilians lift the Telkom Knockout against Maritzburg United in Durban in December, it’s no wonder the technical team are eager for his return.

“The Club, Coach & Doctors have all been great, I am two months post operation and am recovering well. I want to continue doing the rehab work, so that I can get back doing what I love the most, playing football.”

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