Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
FC PLATINUM player Nomore Chinyerere has urged fellow athletes to use their influence to raise awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinyerere said people need to be reminded on the dangers of this scourge and adhere to government and health experts’ directives.
“I also urge influential people like sportsperson to use their influence and raise awareness on the pandemic.
“We can also contribute in urging people to stay at home and that’s my call right now. This is the time to take the danger of this serious,” said Chinyerere.
Sporting activities around the world have been suspended as part of efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic.
This has also affected Zimbabwe with the bulk of local clubs – including FC Platinum – shelving their pre-season training sessions.
The decision by these clubs followed an order by government to suspend all sporting activities – subsequent to the postponement of the 2020 Premiership season to a later date.
And speaking to H-Metro yesterday, Chinyerere said the club has made the right decision.
“I think it’s noble. I was getting worried every day and now that the authorities have realised the danger and suspended everything sport it’s something commendable.
“Football is a contact sport and that is another way of moving the virus. I was scared, everyone was scared so it’s a good idea that we are now staying home,” he said.
Chinyerere, who made his debut for Platinum against Highlanders a fortnight ago, has urged fellow athletes to train at home and remain fit.
“Here we are dealing with something that we don’t know it’s consequences in as far as sport is concerned.
“I foresee a situation whereby the season is going start without time to regain fitness. So this is the time for us to obey the home training orders we were give. Life won’t be difficult when the season resumes,” he said.
FC Platinum have ordered all players to report at Mandava Stadium every two days after suspending training.