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Morton: Football hiatus is a blessing in disguise

AmaZulu midfielder Michael Morton says he is enjoying his time with his family during the coronavirus lockdown but still works hard to stay fit.

The 31-year-old is the father of twin four-month-old girls and is relishing the time he gets to spend with them and his wife during the football hiatus, even though he misses the beautiful game.

"I have got two newborn girls. They are four months [old] now. Myself and my wife [Liz] are kept very busy. Obviously, I miss playing football, but I am having a good time at home... I can say it's a blessing in disguise not to be playing," Morton told Sowetan.

Morton also revealed that he works hard to stay in shape during lockdown and has converted his garage into a home gym.

"I can't park my car inside because my whole garage is a home gym. It has everything I need and I have a strict plan I am using," Morton added.

"As much as it's nice to stay at home, as footballers we must know the importance of staying fit. I am very careful about not getting lazy to gym. I am putting in hard work. I was told by the club I must slow down because I'm doing it too much. They said I'm taking a risk."

Morton's current contract with Usuthu is due to expire in June, but he insists he is not concerned by that situation.

He added: "My contract is the least of my worries right now. My agent has been in talks with AmaZulu, so I'll wait for them, but it's obviously up to the club to decide if they keep me or not."