Sports men and women get COVID 19 jab as sports nears return in Kenya

Resumption of sports in the country has received a boost after players in top disciplines received the COVID 19 jab.

The exercise that began on Saturday last week has seen football Kenya premier league players in  both men and women  teams get the jab.

Also included in the vaccination process was the  Kenya cup teams and the Kenya rugby sevens teams for both men and women .

The sports administrators in including FKF president Nick Mwendwa have been calling for safe return of sports just like other neighboring countries .

Mwendwa had expressed fear of losing some sponsors if league matches don’t resume soon.

Kenya’s neighbors Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda have continued with their sporting activities though without fans in stadiums .

“My appeal to the government is to ask them they speed up the process of resuming football. This will help our national team Harambee Stars as they have World Cup qualifying matches coming up in June.” Mwendwa said.

“We don’t want to have a situation where the league will be cancelled completely” Mwendwa added.

The FKF president insisted that it  will not be necessary to cancel the league because of the third wave because the league wa slaready on during the pandemic.

Sporting activities in the country was stopped late in March after President Uhuru Kenyatta imposed a partial lockdown in five counties.

The lockdown made it impossible for other counties to continue with the sports activities as some matches were to be played in Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kajiado or Kiambu counties which are locked.

The National soccer team is preparing for the 2022 world cup qualifier matches where they are pooled with Mali, Uganda and Rwanda.

The rugby sevens team is also preparing for the Tokyo Olympics together with other athletes who will represent the county in the rescheduled July games in Japan.

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