Baroka are one of the latest Absa Premiership clubs to confirm their return to training after the Premier Soccer League approved the required safety compliance protocols.
Bakgaga started training on Wednesday afternoon after conducting tests to all staff members and disinfecting the training facilities last week.
Head coach Dylan Kerr says the first day back at training was like a kid at a candy shop for them.
“Can you believe it? I also went to training with my football boots on. It was so nice to finally put my football boots on and I was like a kid at the candy shop” Kerr told FARPost.
“I was the first one there, I kicked 10 balls on the field so it was such a pleasure to be on the grass. The players look in good shape, obviously we cannot rush them back too quickly because that would be suicide because they will be prone to little injuries.
“But they were fine and really happy to and just like me they were finally relieved to put the boots on and kick football. Obviously for now we are not allowed to do any contact so we can’t do any games because we are only allowed to train in groups of 5 so we are still focusing on individual ball work,” said an excited Kerr.
Baroka were also one of the first clubs to meet the required standards in terms of general medicals such as players’ electrocardiogram, flu vaccination and lung function tests.
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By Ofhani Munyai