Midfielder Jarrison Junior Selemani admits that it has been tough training individually when football was put on hold following a government directive. Dynamos start training today ahead of the resumption of Chibuku Super Cup matches next week.
Selemani says he had adapted and embraced life under lockdown but that does not mean it has been easy.
“Covid-19 has affected everyone in the world but we are following the directive as a team to stop the spread of the virus. The situation is hurting us though. It’s a huge setback for us as players. We were happy to be back after a long time.
” We had upped our fitness levels and we had put a lot of hard work but it seems like were are going back to zero. For me it’s not easy to sit back, after we have just started. We are also aware that the virus is real but we hope for the best. We hoping to come back on the pitch as soon as possible, ” Selemani said.
On Tuesday the Sports and Recreation Commission gave the greenlight for the competition to continue but teams could not immediately start training until COVID 19 testing was conducted. Dembare players were tested yesterday, paving the way for training resumption. Selemani highlighted how the team kept in shape during the break.
“In line with the guidelines, we were training individually at home.
“Every player was given their individual training instructions from the coaches, programs are set online and all we do is to comply. Players were sending videos of what they were tasked to do, to show that they are following instructions.
“It’s important for an athlete to stay in shape. Those sessions are the same with what we do together in the field. The only difference is that it’s done individually from home.”
Dembare has only six days to prepare for the next match against Herentals next Thursday at the National Sports Stadium. The Glamour Boys are unbeaten and lead group one.