Nzoia’s Gin urges footballers to adopt ‘appropriate’ training after sports ban
Nzoia Sugar FC captain Peter Gin has encouraged his teammates to work out of finding an appropriate training regime that will keep them fit even as Football Kenya Federation Premier League remains suspended.
Gin and his fellow FKF Premier League players will remain out of action in the foreseeable future after President Uhuru Kenyatta suspended sports indefinitely to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s not easy. As players, we just have to try the bit that we can and do individual workouts to keep us fit as we wait for the green light to resume full training,” he told Citizen Digital.
Kenyan international Michael Olunga has also joined the voices calling for a review of the ban, urging for quick return of sports.
Olunga urged the government agencies to work together and see sports resumption, especially given Kenya’s World Cup qualifying fixtures that will start in June.
“I hope the order is not going to affect the level of the players in terms of the physical aspect of the game as the qualifiers are coming very soon,” Olunga said earlier.
“Let the president take into consideration the players’ livelihoods since the suspension of soccer will be a big blow to the players.
If it remains suspended, it means they will play the qualifiers without the required match fitness,” he argued.
The Stars will take on Uganda, Rwanda and Mali in the qualifiers and a dormant league will greatly curtail their campaign as players will lack match fitness and competitive edge.