Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) clubs took their second dose of the covid vaccine on Friday, heralding a new dawn for the players.
Coaches and players said they were happy with the move and hope it will enable them play uninterrupted until the end of the season.
Gor Mahia midfielder Keneth Muguna said the move is laudable and will ensure players are safe.
“Now that we are back on the pitch, taking the second dose of the vaccine is a great move. It means everyone is safe. However, we still have to be cautious because it is a still a problem in the country,” he said.
Gor Mahia coach Carlos Manuel said the decision to vaccinate players was an important move that will allow teams to feel more comfortable.
His Bidco United counterpart Anthony Akhulia also hailed Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for ensuring all the players are safe during matches.
“It is now upto us to take care of ourselves and ensure that we remain safe for the rest of the season,” he pointed out.
According to FKF president Nick Mwendwa the decision to give the second dose of the vaccine is very critical.
“We had planned to do it on June 5th but it did not work out. Iam happy that we are working well with the ministry of health to ensure that this process took off.
Our league has been interrupted in ways that are unprecedented. Now our players can play safely. We are planning to do this for the women league and also the lower leagues,” he announced.