From Monday 15 March 2020, all football activities were brought to a halt due to the global corona virus outbreak.
With no clear line out sight to when matters will reset to the norm, Nairobi City Stars granted head coach Sanjin Alagic open leave at the close of that week.
The following week, in the wake of all sporting facilities having been closed based on directives from the Ministry of Health, he unveiled a month-long work-from-home (WFH) program for all 25 Nairobi City Stars players.
A week later, three captains in the team; Noah Abich (overall), Calvin Masawa (assistant) and Anthony Muki Kimani (field captain – pictured) have all spoken on the current situation and the dynamics of operating from home.
“We are all trying to adapt to it. This morning I was at my local gym for a workout with (Jockins) Atudo. I am following the program as it says and I want to believe the rest of the lot are doing the same.” said Abich before adding;
“But working from home is tough. It’s not what we are used to,” added the veteran dead ball specialist who captained the team to relegation survival last season
Masawa who joined City Stars back in year 2011 from Migori, and is the club’s longest serving servant, said;
“On my part I follow the schedule to the letter. It requires a lot of discipline to stick to the program. Those are the challenges that comes with working alone from home.”
Muki, the club’s leading assist provider, added;
“Working from home is a bit tricky because of this pandemic the World is going through. But again it’s fun at the same time because we get to tag along with our families who get to experience what we do on a daily.”
With the head coach out in Bosnia on leave, team trainer Grace Wang’ondu has been put in charge to check on the players.