- Ulinzi Stars’ technical director Dunstan Nyaudo counts his side to be lucky as all the local football coaches toils over the fitness of their players with football resumption look possible after the Germany Bundesliga resume.
Ulinzi stars have no civilian players in the team an advantage Nyaudo believes to have boosted fitness. He revealed that the club had not been hit hard by the suspension of public gatherings and sporting activities as the military exercises had played a massive role in keeping the players fit.
He further said that even though the players had retreated to the barracks after the ban on sporting activities take effect, the technical bench was still playing their role, albeit through various social media.
The former head coach said players were receiving daily online training regimes to complement the military exercises in their respective camps.
“Training as a unit remains suspended but our players are a bit lucky as the technical bench sends a training regime which complements the normal military exercises. This has helped them to keep fit even with the restrictions imposed on sporting activities and public gatherings. We are glad we did not have civilians in the team by the time the first case was reported in the country and it is easier to monitor them from the barracks where they are also doing other military chores,” Nyaudo said.
Injured forward Oscar Wamalwa concerns Nyaudo and he is hopeful he will resume training in the soon.
According to Nyaudo, the towering striker was ruled out of the 2019-2020 season after dislocating his shoulder in February and consequently went under the knife. He was recovering well and is projected to resume training before August.
Wamalwa bagged three goals to claim the ‘Golden Boot’ during last year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge in Uganda and his service will be missed should the league resume before he recovers.
“He is doing well although he is yet to start training. If all goes well and coronavirus is contained, then we are looking forward to having him ready possibly in the opening rounds of the new season. The rest of the players are fit and should be ready to play once we are given the green light to resume normal training and competitive matches,” he concluded.