Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
Zimbabwe international defender Costa Nhamoinesu says discipline has helped him avoid contracting coronavirus despite being in Europe, one of the most affected continents.
The Sparta Prague player said the Covid-19 outbreak has affected the whole world and respecting the regulations in place is the only way out.
Speaking to H-Metro from his base in Czech Republic yesterday, Costa said he is not afraid since he is following regulations.
“I’m not afraid, I’m taking each day as it comes. It’s a problem being faced by everyone, we just have to follow the precautions in order to decrease the chances of catching the disease,” said Costa.
He said they have since resumed training after the government relaxed lockdown restrictions.
It has been reported that the Czech Football League Association is targeting May 25 to resume action for the first and second leagues which were put on hold mid-March.
Costa, however, said the way forward remains unclear but revealed that they have started controlled training sessions.
“We resumed controlled training sessions and decisions are still to be made about continuing with the season.
“And healthwise, so far so good, the club is making sure we are all safe, providing us with sanitisers, masks and following the guidlines set to stay safe,” said Costa.
The former Masvingo United defender, who is following developments back home, said it is possible to win the battle against this pandemic.
He warned people back home to respect the laid down regulations if the country is to win fight off the disease.
Costa’s message comes at a time people’s attitude towards social distancing and other precaution measures has been under scrutiny.
“I think people back home just need to follow the recommendations and guidelines set by the authorities. What is important is to do what has been spelled out, good for you as an individual and other people.
“We all have a role to promote solidarity and together we can save each other,” he said adding God has an ultimate answer, “Only Yahweh knows what will happen, we can only try by all means to stay safe.”
The Czech top-flight, which has 16 teams, was suspended after 24 rounds with Costa’s team on position nine.
The gangly 34-year-old defender said he is geared up for a comeback to complete the season with a target of improving their position on the standings.
Costa endeared himself with local football lovers during the Warriors Afcon 2017 qualifiers campaign and went on to play in Gabon finals.