We have to adapt – Phiri Jr.


Baroka vice-captain Gerald Phiri Jr. admits there is minimal time for clubs to prepare themselves for the resumption of the season but everyone has to adapt due to the circumstances.

Bakgaga are in their second week of training after having ticked all the boxes required by the National Soccer League return to training protocol.

This past week marked exactly four months since the break due to the national lockdown and the Malawian international says he also used the time to learn more about the deadly pandemic.

“I have learnt that it’s very avoidable if you follow the health protocols but then unfortunately you can catch it and it’s very deadly so we should all follow the regulations given by the health officials,” said Phiri.

“It has been great actually (to come back to training) after so long at home it just feels good being back on the field. I think the time is minimal (to prepare) but at the end of the day the situation limits us so most definitely when the time comes we will be ready so we have to adapt under the circumstances.

“Everyone is happy to be back but it’s more serious now because everyone has realised you can’t take anything for granted now but you got to put in your all to make it better for their families,” added the 27-year-old.

All the 32 Premier Soccer League clubs are still waiting for a date to report to a Biological safety environment (BSE) before the league restart.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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