The indefinite suspension of the league has forced teams into coming up with ingenious ways towards maintaining the fitness levels of their players with Gor Mahia one of them.
The defending league champions have taken advantage of technological advancement to devise an Online Application (App) that the team’s technical bench has been using to monitor the players’ individual training sessions. Assistant head coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo is however not a fan of this as it takes away the feel of training together as a group.
“When players are together it is easier to train them other than the current virtual training. Football is about playing together and the current situation in the country has put us in a mess. We need our boys back together so that we can strategize on how to approach the remainder of the season,” the former K’Ogalo player is quoted as saying on the club’s website.
“Some players who had form issues had started picking up very well. With the current situation, I think it is a big setback since we may need to go back to what we had already done to keep them on form. We are just longing for the big announcement of sports resumption so that we can continue from where we left,’’ Pamzo continued.
Teams are currently not allowed to train together following the government’s directive in March barring all sporting activities in the country as one of the measures to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 infections that at the time had seen a record surge.
The government together with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has however started to put in line measures towards the hopeful resumption of club football in the country with PL players earlier in the month, joining other athletes in the country in receiving the first dose of an intended two of the AtraZeneca vaccine.