Gor Mahia assistant head coach Sammy Omolo believes that virtual training isn’t enough for their players.
Gor, as well as the other Kenyan Premier League teams, had suspended their training owing to instruction from the government of Kenya in their bid to combat the rise of Covid virus an in an interview with the club’s portal, Omolo believes that the break would set some of their players back.
“Players are supposed to run at least five kilometers daily. Early in the morning and thereafter go to the gym. The gym sessions must be recorded are relayed live via our new app and this helps us know who is doing what.
“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.
“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,’’ Omolo said.
Gor were slated to take on Mathare United before the suspension of the league with Kogalo trying everything to defend their title with Tusker FC currently sitting top of the pile.