Nzoia welcome players’ inoculation, upbeat of league return


Nzoia welcome players’ inoculation, upbeat of league return

In Summary

  • Football Kenya Federation Premier League side Nzoia Sugar have welcomed the inoculation of players noting it’s a good sign that the country’s top league will resume soon.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, Nzoia Sugar FC chairman Evans Kadenge lauded the development adding that his side is ready to take the jab as this signals the possible return to action.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League side Nzoia Sugar have welcomed the inoculation of players noting it’s a good sign that the country’s top league will resume soon.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Nzoia Sugar FC chairman Evans Kadenge lauded the development adding that his side is ready to take the jab as this signals the possible return to action.

“Yes, this is positive and for my side, we just want to be told where to go for the exercise, this shows the action will resume soon,” he said.

Top-tier football teams in Nairobi as well as teams to the delayed Olympic Games have been getting vaccination at the Kasarani Stadium with those in upcountry such as Nzoia expected to benefit in the coming days.

The FKF Premier League was among the sports affected after the government banned all sporting activities on March 26, so as to help curb the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which was on the rise in the country.

The decision to suspend sports came as a shock to many as it stopped the continuation of the top-tier, which had already seen round of 16 matches played, with Tusker topping the 18-team table with 36 points.

FKF Premier League players have also been loud, calling on the government through the Ministry of Sports to speed up the process of resumption of top-flight action.

Led by Gor Mahia captain Haruk Shakava, the players want the government to allow football return after getting the Covid-19 jab.

Already 11 Nairobi based teams have received the vaccine with the remaining 7 teams outside the capital city scheduled to be vaccinated.

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