Not only is Mamelodi Sundowns’ Ali Meza one of the most feared wingers in the league, the enigmatic footballer, who hails from Venezuela, is also currently making the most of this lockdown period while juggling some serious babysitting duties.
The 29 year old who recently became a father for the first time, is training hard at home with club biokinetisist Stuart McGregor, followed by another shift on his own.
“I am enjoying this time with my son and wife, but I am training hard, I am itching to get back.”
“I train with the club over Zoom, then I go for a run around my complex and put some time on my legs. I also have some weights & balls so I set up my station at home and get to work.”
The winger barely has enough time these days with some serious multi-tasking going on across the Meza household.
“I don’t think I have ever juggled this many tasks before, I wake up 7am and have breakfast with my family. My wife is currently studying Finance, so I help out with babysitting duties while she gets to work.
“I then train with the team from 10:00 – 11.30 / 12:00. I am then back on babysitting duties while my wife prepares lunch for us. My son then falls asleep at 13:00 and then I hit the books. I am studying English online, so I do that from 13:00 – 15:30. Then we are back on duty with my son, Gael-Ali until he falls asleep at 22:00.”
Meza then joins his friends, Gaston and Mauricio online as the three of them play PlayStation into the early morning.
“I am currently hooked on Fortnite – I link up with Mauricio & Gaston and we play all night.”
The Venezuelan finished by sharing a common sentiment, “everyone is missing the rhythm of football. The league should give us a week or 2 to get into tone. To complete the 8 remaining games.”