Ambani terms FKFPL’s move to release 2020/21 season fixtures a “massive boost”

Wazito FC head coach Fred Ambani has welcomed the decision by the FKF to release the fixtures for the 2020/21 topflight campaign that is tentatively scheduled to kick off on the 20th of November.

On Wednesday 14 October, the FKFPL released the season’s schedule to much fanfare as it showed that competitive football in the country was close to resumption after eight months of a forced break owing to the Corona Virus outbreak in the country.

Last Friday’s International friendly match between Harambee Stars and Chipolopolo of Zambia, played at the newly refurbished Nyayo Stadium, also strengthened belief that football was indeed close to resuming.

Massive boost

Speaking to the club’s official website, Ambani termed the move to release fixtures – despite the national government’s suspension on contact sports still in force – a massive boost for teams while also confessing that the lack of football had made it hard for him to monitor his players.

He said, “This is really good news for teams, players and us the coaches. Eight months is such a long time without being able to do what one loves and what helps to put food on the table for most of us.

“Having the fixtures released gives us renewed hope that the end to this difficult period is almost near. We are praying that the government will soon issue a greenlight for us to resume fully and have everyone onboard as it has been very difficult to monitor my players in this period. I know all the other coaches too have experienced this.,” he said.

Wazito are expected to kick off their 2020/21 campaign with an away fixture to Kariobangi Sharks on November 21. Both teams played to a 0-0 draw in their only encounter in last season’s cancelled campaign.

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