Bandari FC is ready to take the rest of the FKFPL teams when the league kicks off next month despite having not trained together.
According to Team Manager Wilson Oburu, the team is yet to resume training since, as a parastatal team, it’s become difficult for them to go against the government directive on sports resumption but he feels six weeks will be enough for them to be ready.
“As a parastatal/ government-owned team it has been hard to assemble players to train together as this will go against the government directive. It will be a disadvantage as other teams have been training together for some time now.
“However, players have been doing individual training and we hope the minimum of the six weeks provided will be enough for us to prepare as I expect the government to allow us back,” Oburu told Pepeta.
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Despite having the relief that the league was finally getting back, Oburu further feels that FKF should allow more subs as it is done in Europe since the players have been out for long; the former national team keeper stating the challenges they have with their Mbaraki backyard.
“We are thrilled just as everyone involved with the game that we will be back in action. However, I think FKF should allow more subs in the game since most of these players have been out for long and we are bound to have injuries going by the schedule.
“I know the list isn’t the final draft but from what I have seen, our home games will be kicking off mostly at 3 pm and since we are using a ground used by the community, we will have to write a letter early enough to the concerned authorities to book the ground for us,” Oburu added.
Bandari is set to open their campaign with a home tie against Zoo FC on Saturday 21 November.
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