Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
NGEZI Platinum have broken camp as they are monitoring the coronavirus pandemic, coach Rodwell Dhlakama has said.
Dhlakama said they are not taking chances.
“We heed to the call and we are making sure everyone is safe. We have to take care of ourselves, our players.
“We have to protect each other, health is everything. We are taking precaution measures and as a result we have cancelled training sessions.
“We are monitoring the situation. We will hear from our experts when to resume when everything normalises,” said Dhlakama.
Dhlakama said they are also doing awareness campaigns and urge players to play their part in staying safe.
“Preventing the spread of this virus is everyone’s duty. We are on a drive to also concertize the players and arise awareness.
“They have to stay away from crowd. Observe hygiene and stay at home if possible.
“Avoid public places as the situation is being monitors,” he added.
Ngezi were supposed to embark on a South Africa tour for their pre-season preparation.
Dhlakama said a lot was considered that resulted in the trip being cancelled.
“There was a lot of reasons that were considered. There pandemic also played a part in affecting the trip,”
The former Chapungu gaffer said having the league start later not doing them any favour.
“The situation will not do us any good because it will not give us much time to prepare even if the league starts late.
“We won’t be training because of the virus.
“The players will have more time to rest but the virus is not giving us the chance to work more on our combinations since some of us have more new signings,” he added.