- AFC Leopards Coach Anthony Kimani is keen to ensure his team makes the most of the unexpected break in the league season. He formed a WhatsApp group to help the players train and keep fit while isolating at home as per the orders from the Kenyan government.
Kimani, who has been coaching Ingwe since last year in February, said that talking to individual players on phone is effective as he can tell whether they have been following the program, Players also open up on the challenges they encounter while at home.
The former Harambee Stars captain earlier stated: “I normally call any of the players randomly and inquire from them whether they have been following religiously the training program sent to them by fitness coach,”
This is a challenging time for Kimani just as it is for football coaches across the globe. Due to lack of physical monitoring, the players can do excess training and this could be damaging. There is a tendency for players to gain weight as they are spending a great deal of their time in the house.
The resumption of the German Bundesliga amid the COVID-19 crisis has given hope to Kimani. He is also gaining new insights that he will utilize once the nation returns to normalcy.
“We’ve missed football. It is good to see matches now taking place. As a pundit, I am learning new ways of reading a football match,” said Kimani.
Before the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) halted the Kenyan Elite League, Leopards had attained 30 points from 23 matches and were ranked sixth on the log, with nine matches to go.
Meanwhile, FKF’s decision has been challenged at the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT). As the premier league clubs await the tribunal decision, Kimani and his team continue to make the best of the available circumstances.