Training alone is not enough to keep match fit – Kambole

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Kaizer Chiefs striker Lazalous Kambole admits that it is imperative to stay physically, and mentality fit even though training alone at home is not enough to keep match fit.

Kambole joined the Soweto giants in 2019 at the beginning of the season from Zambian Premier League club, Zesco FC and made his debut for ‘The Glamour Boys’ against Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership clash on Sunday, 4 August at Makhulong Stadium.

The Zambia international has since made 12 appearances in all competitions and he is yet to find the back of the net for ‘Amakhosi’.

“Training alone is not enough to keep match fit. However, it is important to stay physically and mentally fit under the guidance of the trainers,” – Kambole.

“When we get allowed to get back to the pitch, we will catch up with ball work and take it one step at the time.”

With the Premier Soccer League suspended indefinitely and South Africa on a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kambole and his Chiefs teammates are having online training sessions under the guidance of the trainers.

“I don’t think anyone can claim to be happy in this period. What I can say is that I am working hard to be strong. It was a shock and difficult at the beginning to be in lockdown, but now I’m trying to cope,” added the Chiefs attacker.

“It remains difficult but with the kind of support that we receive from the Club, I am confident that together we will survive this difficult time. Remember football is our career, now we can’t play matches which is causing us anxiety,” – Kambole.

“I am doing well under the circumstances we find ourselves in. It is a painful experience, and it will require us to be strong, united and cooperative for us to get back to normality.”

Kambole went on to encourage the Chiefs faithfuls to stay home and safe.

“I hope everyone is safe and adhering strictly to the regulations. We want to return to action and continue with life as it were. If we stay safe, we will be back to enjoy the stadium vibe, meeting and greeting at the roadshows and other public places,” he concluded.

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