Coach Robert Matano says he is excited with the imminent return of football after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the suspension of sports which had been implemented slightly over a month ago to curb the rising number of COVID-19 infections.
The announcement by the President on Labour Day was a huge relief for all sportsmen in the country.
“We are very happy and we want to thank the President for the decision he has made. We say thank you to him because football is our life as players and coaches. We depend on football and when there is no football, there is no life. We are happy to be going back and I now urge the Federation and Ministry of Sports to chart the way forward to allow us get back into training,” says Matano.
The boss is also optimistic that the team will not lose steam as it prepares for the return to action with the Football Kenya Federation pegging a tentative May 14 date for our first game against KCB.
“Every team is affected and it is not just us. According to me though my team is okay because at least we have the players training at home and they have been doing the program really well. When we go back, we will have the same focus, the same determination and the same spirit,” says the coach.
He adds; “We have the same group together and it is not like the beginning of the season when we had to start from scratch. I am looking forward to start training and ensure that we remain focused to achieve our goals.”