GSU plot for more glory post-coronavirus

GSU plot for more glory post-coronavirus
GSU players celebrate victory against Kenya Prisons during their Men's Kenya Volleyball Federation National League play-offs match at Kasarani Indoor Gymnasium on December 03, 2018. GSU won 3-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/sportpicha/Citizen

Record Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league champions GSU are seeking to extend their dominance in the league once the coronavirus is contained.

According to head coach Gedion Tarus, their quest for a record 15th title cannot be extinguished by the unprecedented spread of the virus that has brought the world to a standstill.

Prior to the suspension of the KVF league, the 2020 season had just served off with some teams having played only the first leg that was held at Ruring’u Stadium, Nyeri in February.

Despite winning the open tournament, GSU did not participate in the national league.

“GSU will remain being GSU where winning is our only goal. Every season our sole target is to win the league. I know when we resume, we may not be 100 percent in terms of fitness but we are not the only ones, this problem has affected everyone,” Tarus told Citizen Digital.

Unlike other tacticians who have invented new ways of engaging with their players, Tarus said although they can’t train as a group, he is contact with his players since they live in close proximity.

“You know apart from playing, we are also civil servants and we reside together which means I can assess my players. But most importantly is that everybody in our team is responsible they don’t need supervision,” he said.

Having won the title for the last three consecutive seasons, Tarus attributed their dominance over the years on players discipline and focus.

Despite being a force to reckon in the domestic league, the paramilitary side has however not replicated the same at the continental stage.

Tarus explained the main challenge making the Kenyan champions to play second fiddle to their North Africa counterparts.

“It is true we have competed in Africa Club Championships for some time but our results have not been that good. We have requested our sponsors to set up a gym for us and we are still hopeful that when normalcy resumes, we can still push so that we can have our own facility. I can assure you that if we get that (gym) then give us one or two years and we will be a force in Africa,” said Tarus.

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