- Kenyan Premier League 2019/2020 Season was naturally hit hard by coronavirus pandemic. Kakamega Homeboyz coach Nicholas Muyoti highlights the fact that the players will need some time to prepare for a return to action.
The coach explains the fact that the sporting fraternity was caught unaware by the pandemic outbreak hence had no time to come up with a fallback plan. He believes that it will take time for the players to hit the pitch with assurances that football will be safe.
“Most of us were not prepared at al. The break got us off guard and we had no choice but to close camps without proper plans,” said Muyoti.
“Following the slow rate at which the virus was spreading across the country, no one could have thought of tailor-making any home-training programmes for players.” He continued.
“We expected the situation to be controlled as fast as possible and allow us to resume action but it’s worrying that there seems to be no solution in site. We aren’t sure whether the league will resume but if it does, then clubs will have to be given some time for players to regain fitness,” added Muyoti
Meanwhile, Muyoti revealed he is keeping a track of his team’s fitness by ensuring they are engaged with some light training.
“I am scheduling a light-training program divided into morning, mid-morning, afternoon, and evening sessions aimed at ensuring players remain fit,” he said.
“Training in sessions will help us maintain the social distancing that is required by the Ministry of Health. We must be ready for whatever decision the league body takes.” He added.
Kakamega Homeboyz was second when the league was halted by Football Kenya Federation. The decision did not go down well and is pending Sports Dispute Tribunal verdict and court hearing.